I am so sad today. My daughter brought it to my attention that my birthday is Sunday. I asked her how old I will be and she said "40". Yikes... not yet.
Now I feel the heat of another birthday upon me. Usually they don't bother me. It is just a number after all. I will be 38 on December 28th. It really sucks. Not because I am turning another year older but that my birthday falls three days after Christmas. Every year I have suffered through a quiet birthday. Nobody is ever around to celebrate with. I never had a birthday party. I never got to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey or played cheesy party games. Most of the time I got to pick one of my Christmas presents to save to open on my birthday.
I could tell that my parents felt sorry for me and tried to make my birthday into a big deal. My Dad would let me chose whatever I wanted for my birthday supper. I usually asked for Beef Stroganoff. He used to make an amazing Stroganoff. Yummy!! They would sing Happy Birthday and sometimes I'd get a cake. Then I could unwrap my present wrapped in Christmas paper. I love them for that.
It's better since having children. They get so excited on my birthday and it's infectious. The joy in their faces makes having another birthday not seem so bad!! That is what I am looking forward to the most on Sunday!
Here is a simple challenge for you today. I would like you to blog about a favorite birthday memory. It can be about something you did, something you got or somebody else for their birthday. Let me know what made it special for you. You can post a link to your blog below. If you do not have a blog you can email your memory to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . You will earn a ballot for my big blog draw! Couldn't be any easier.
Deadline: December 31st
Draw Date: January 1st