Our son's birthday was Friday. He had to work. So we went to his restaurant and had dinner with him before he started his shift. We took a little cake too, although he would probably have preferred that we not bring ANY attention to him. We didn't sing and all we did was have a meal and a slice of cake with him. It was fun!
It's just my opinion but I think we need to have a birthday every day.
If we did, a few things would happen though. Many of us would go broke buying cards and presents! But most of all we'd all weigh a million pounds!
Today we had a small family party. Our daughter and her family couldn't be here so there were only 8 of us. As it turned out, everyone offered to bring things so there was little for us to do other than the prep for a meal-and cook the burgers!
My brother's wife asked if she could bring the cake. She knew she'd have free time this weekend so I asked her to bring a chocolate cake with buttercream icing, which is my son's favorite.
She really went overboard! It was, as I said on Facebook, THE BEST CAKE EVER! (And if anyone asks, I think she should be given the title of the family cake baker!) It's a good thing most of it went home with others because my efforts at losing that Italy weight would be destroyed!!
Birthdays can be a great thing, especially if you're young and the best cake-baker is making your cake!
It's just my opinion though...