When I spotted Carrie Ann’s request I had to jump in – My birthday is April 5. Happy Birthday fellow Aries!
Growing up we had a rule in the house – you only got a birthday party every three years. That actually worked out very well—1, 4, 7, 10, 13 and 16—Most of the high spots. After sixteen it turned into an annual slumber party, but the parents did forgive me for that eventually.
Funny, but it’s the in-between years I remember better. One year, probably when I was 11 or 12, I took a friend to the movies, one of my first horror flicks and we watched the entire movie through button holes in my coat, because we were completely covered and terrified. Another year I took a friend to a new kind of ice cream parlor—they made super servings with up to sixteen scoops of whatever you wanted. The problem, as I look back, was that everyone ate out of the same huge bowl. That wasn’t too bad with one person, but we watched a group of kids slurping out of such a bowl, all over each other. Never went back and the place didn’t last long.
However, I think my favorite birthday is one that usually isn’t chosen by most people—the year I turned 30. I’m not a masochist, honest. And in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t really remember my 30th birthday. No, I was not drunk, not even a little. My son was born exactly one month before that day. So I was in my 20’s when I became a mother, barely. Turning 30 kind of slid by without the angst of “OMG! 30!!” because of him. I was too busy and much too happy. I still am.
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