I just don’t think it’s fair for those folks like my husband that have birthdays very close to Christmas. But he handles it very well. Growing up, birthday’s were a big deal in my house. We had a birthday party every year. Inviting family and all the neighborhood kids and I loved it. I guess I like attention. At least I admit it.
But Michael doesn’t really like for his birthday’s to be a big deal. I planned a surprise party one year for him and spent the next two days apologizing for it because he didn’t like it. I made a mental note to back off a little on birthday’s, at least when it concerns him. I still enjoy fussing over my kids on their birthday’s. Always remembering that I want each of them to feel important on their special day and I don’t ever want them to resent coming from a family with several children.