Birthday Traditions

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.

Now, please leave a comment! One lucky bloke will win an copy of my eBook – Rth Rising!  And you’ll be entered in the contest for the Birthday Blog Hop.  Thanks!

And now as an extra prezzy I’m up for best first chapter and cover –   A really good birthday….


26 thoughts on “Birthday Traditions

  1. Happy Birthday to you, Donna! And to Carrie and to all others that are celebrating their birthdays this month 😀

    Loved your birthday story!

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop – I LOVE finding new to me authors – and thank you for the amazing giveaway chance!

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    Gena Robertson

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope your day is wonderful and filled with happiness! 😀 Enjoy those spankings too!

  3. Happy Birthday. I share my birthday with my youngest son, he’s my last one, #9 and he is cute as a bug in a rug, he’ll turn 6 this year and I’ll turn 48, and I’m glad he’s my last.
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  4. Happy (well, belated by one hour) Birthday……………….Hope you had a great day, and many, many more to come.

  5. WOW! What a great birthday present! Happy belated Birthday! and Happy Birthday Carrie!
    My last child came as a Christmas present, 7 days before. Those are the best gifts.

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  6. I didn’t enjoy my 30th birthday, I had always dreaded that milestone. However I did deliver my second daughter exactly 3 weeks later. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and to everyone having a birthday this month.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  7. Thank you for participating in Carrie Anne’s birthday celebratory hop!
    I hope you enjoyed your birthday as well 🙂

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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