Friday, April 15, 2011


April is a month of family birthdays for me: Today is my mother-in-law's 80th birthday and on Sunday my third child's 26th birthday, so I am thinking about birthdays. Easter would have been my mother's 93rd birthday, but she died when she was only 72 years old.

I love to celebrate birthdays, but I know others don't like to as much. My second child doesn't care about birthdays that much.

How about you? What do you think of birthdays?

1. What are your feelings about celebrating birthdays, especially your own?
I like birthdays! I love celebrating. I'm less happy about the accumulating years. I'm ready to start counting backwards (but only to a certain point--say 30)
2. Do you have any family traditions about birthdays?
Actually, no.
3. Is it easy to remember friends' and family members' birthdays? If so, how do you do it?
NO! My Dad's birthday and my first cousin's (who lived in the same town and is three weeks older than I am) are a day apart. I have no idea whose birthday falls on the 20th and whose is the 21st. My sister gave me a hard time when I gave her daughter an old computer and my sister found my calendar alarms on it with birthdays and I still managed to forget her birthday! The only birthday that is easy for me to remember is my son's. His birthday is Valentine's Day. I assume that even if it wasn't such a memorable holiday, I'd still probably remember that one.
4. What was one of your favorite birthdays? (or your unhappiest?)
My 50th. I invited all my friends to my favorite restaurant and we ate (and drank) all night.
5. Post anything else you want to share about birthdays, including favorite foods, songs, and/or pictures.
Can't think of anything I'd like to post.


Terri said...

50th birthdays require a fun celebration like you had...

Jan said...

I love meeting others who like birthdays!! Your 50th sounds like fun; mine was, too, as was my 60th!

Wendy said...

I really think those one-day-apart birthdays are very difficult to keep straight. My friend's birthday is one day apart from our other friend's brother's birthday and even though I have never celebrated the brother's birthday, just that bit of knowledge makes it impossible for me to remember which is which.