Sunday, September 1, 2013
The Birthday Season
One of my sisters' birthdays is near the end of March; it often falls near Easter on the calendar. After that, we skip to June, and the summer birthday season begins in full force. Here's how it goes:
One niece in June
Myself, another sister and another niece in July
My late father's was in July too; in fact I was born on HIS birthday
Mom and another niece in August
Another sister the 4th of September
When I was a child I thought there was the Easter season, the Christmas season, and the Birthday season. So many birthdays in the summer. I was amazed when I found out other kids had birthdays in October, November, December, January and February. Those were winter months! How could you go swimming and have a picnic on your birthday? (We lived in the American midwest, where winters linger.)
So, around here, the birthday season is busy. It seems like every other week we are getting together to sing "Happy Birthday" and eat cake and ice cream. Then we open presents. If we go to a restaurant we bring the cake and presents with us.
Today we celebrate my sister's September birthday. Then it's all over until next March. Now I can start to think about buying Christmas gifts. I really miss birthday cake through all those long months!