This past weekend, we went to my great-niece’s first birthday party. I know they are a big deal to most parents, but I am not your typical mom when it comes to birthdays.
I believe the reason stems from two issues. One, I have too many kids. If you ask my boys, they would make concerted efforts to let you know how deprived they were by not having big birthday bashes. For my argument I will simply say this: I had five boys in five and a half years. I was simply working hard to keep them fed, safe and loved. The second factor is my own birthday falls on a national holiday filled with candy and costumes: Halloween. No kid stands a chance for birthday party attendance next to a neighborhood candy extravaganza.