One day a year, it's all about you.The day that celebrates your entry into the world, the one day that each of us should be treated like the Kings and Queens we are - it's your birthday. After all, if you can't feel special on your special day - well, it would be a pretty sad state of affairs indeed.
In our house, we like to celebrate by having ice cream cake - for breakfast. Especially when it's Daddy's birthday, ice cream cake always seems to feel both celebratory and slightly naughty - and having it with, or in place of, breakfast cereal, seems to start the day off on the right foot.
With a larger than typical amount of family members, present buying can quickly spiral out of control, and so I spend a good deal of time focusing on finding "just the right gift", as opposed to something spendy - it can be a fun challenge to try to find my husband's favorite candy or the shampoo my daughter adores. Devoting time to finding the little things that make them happy is one of the most satisfying aspects of gift giving.
As for me, I am one of the least sentimental people I know. I'm not much for cards or flowers. My dream birthday includes lots of time to read, to relax, little expectations on me in the way of chores, and maybe dinner out - in short, a day devoted to telling me how important I am, as well as a day off from regular work. I'm really easy to please and don't want the attention of a big party. At the same time, though, I DO want to be remembered. One year, my husband forgot - and he'll never make that mistake again.
How about you - do you want to be celebrated by family and friends on your birthday? Big bash or understated?
What are your family's traditions when it comes to birthdays?
Do you celebrate the birthday person in unique ways?
What would make your birthday the best ever?