So every year we have a birthday party for my boys' birthdays-individual ones, I mean, not a joint one. Ive celebrated every birthday for my first son, hes four, and my second will only be two this year. First birthdays are big-we have a big barbecue and lots of food but it's only family. Haha, only being tons of people because my husband has four siblings and tons of nieces and nephews, but whatever. Anyway, my oldest will be five this summer. My second, two and Im due in July, dead middle of both their birthdays, with our third. Ive been trying to figure out what to do for their birthdays (I WAS going to have a joint party at the zoo for both of them but it's right at the time Im due so thats not happening), and every time I talk about it my mother keeps saying 'Five is a big deal!' and makes it seem like combining their parties would be totally wrong. I dont really like the idea of having a joint party a month before my oldest's birthday but it's an idea. The point is, she keeps harping on this, over and over, about how big 'five' is, how thats when they start school (we homeschool, hes already halfway through with kindergarten, he literally doesnt know the difference because it's not accurate for him) and it's a milestone. Im like, seriously? It's his birthday, it's special because of that alone but it doesnt mean I have to have this HUGE party just because hes five.
My question to you moms is where do you land on this? Is five a huge thing or is it just another birthday, special in it's own right as any other birthday? (And like I said, we always have birthday parties and we always make them fun! Just not huge blowouts every year)