Some ask Why would anyone bother to celebrate a half birthday?
Some parents do it because they have a winter child, and they can do the whole backyard bouncy castle & games thing.
Summer child parents do it because it’s an opportunity to have an at school party and cake with all the classmates. Yum. Cake.
Some adults do it because it’s a family tradition or their birthday comes right before a major holiday.
And some do it because it’s an opportunity to have cake. Yum. Cake.
I was a winter child brought up in a family where nothing much was done for birthdays. There was a gift or two and a decorated cake from the bakery. The cake was served after dinner, no friends, just the immediate family. I always got one big gift because Christmas was was not far off.
Can I tell you how much I hate the one big gift thing? Unless of course, the person really would like it. It’s your birthday boat babe – row it as you wish.
I vowed that my child would have a separate birthday party and gifts even if they were born on Christmas morning. Fortunately my own daughter was born in springtime but not too far off from summer. The date is not near any major holidays. It was a real bonus to have the choice of a classroom celebration and/or one with friends and family in decent weather.
Am I doing anything big for 56 1/2 today? Well, I’m definitely having cake. I will write special journal entry on gratitude. I’m not going to feel bad about my neck, any and all lines real and imagined on my face, or the fact that I need stronger reading glasses.
It’s all good!
So try out that calculator link at the top of this post. Your half birthday could be coming up. It could even be today. If it is have some cake. Have a lot of cake. And most importantly have a good time!