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Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthdays Are Best

...when you are a kid. This is according to Stan. Today is Stan's birthday and the day started for him much like any other day. He got up, made his coffee (I didn't have a chance to make it for him) and he left to go to Charlottesville. He spent his day working, just like any other day...except he did get a ton of birthday wishes! When you are a kid, at least in our house, your day is filled with everything about you. You get to have your favorite meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything revolves around you. Stan does get to choose his favorite meal. He chose a great one...filet mignon, baked potato, salad and homemade cheesecake. I think it's a pretty fabulous way to celebrate!

I love birthdays. I don't care if Stan thinks they are best when you are a kid. I do understand his point, though. As adults we still have to get up, make the day happen and be responsible. Maybe they are best when you are kid but birthdays are still awesome! It is a day where YOU and your birth are celebrated. I love celebrating birthdays. My mom always made my birthday the best. She arranged all sorts of surprises and little gifts. I want to pass that on to my kids. I want my kids to cherish birthdays - their own and others. I want my kids to love celebrating birthdays.

It is time for us to begin the celebration for Stan. Steaks need to be cooked, potatoes to be baked and salad to be tossed. The cheesecake is chilling. What more can you ask for? We are celebrating the birth of one of the most fantastic people to walk the earth and we are celebrating it as a family. We are blessed. I will try to instill in the kids some sense of childish abandon when it comes to birthdays so they will always think birthdays are the best. I will do it for the love of my children...

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