The Train left the station...and we were not on it!
We've had three birthdays in our family this winter that have not been marked by the usual fanfare of a Mom-orchestrated, over-the-top, birthday celebration. OK, 2 of the 3 kids don't want that kind of party anyway, but seriously...what happened to a birthday party in January for the sweet sassy 13-year old? And hey, didn't the much bigger than me, "mini-me" turn 16 in early February? The "every thing is cute when it is little" guy, turned 9! (He probably won't be as little, or nearly as cute next year :).
So, what is a Mom to do? Pull something together in April between Easter, travel to California, Cub Scouting events, and University graduation? Sigh, that doesn't sound likely.
Wait for the half-birthdays (July 22, August 8 and 18)? August is not a good time around here. Sigh.
Oh, just in case you're wondering...they did at least all get to choose a dinner-out location on their day, a birthday breakfast and gifts from us. So, not too terribly deprived.
What would you do?