Sharing all about birthdays

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This week Di is asking us these questions;

Here are this week’s questions:

Children aside, do you celebrate your birthday/anniversary or is it just a normal day for you?

I like to do something special for my birthday like invite my kids and their families over for a meal or take them all out to dinner. If everyone is busy, me and hubby go out for a meal.

Do/did you always give your child a birthday party when they were young?

There were a few birthday parties for every child when they wanted their friends invited. If they didn’t, we had a family get together.

If your child was born on Christmas Day (or a few days either side of the 25th), did they have a ‘half birthday’ in June, two presents/celebrations, or something else?

Since we don’t celebrate Christmas, it didn’t matter. Though in my family, one niece was born on 25th December. I don’t think she ever had a half-birthday.

Would you prefer to give your child a party, or take them and a few friends on a special outing?

When our children were young, we would ask them what they wanted for their birthday celebration. It would either be a party or a special outing. I think we did all sorts with three kids growing up.


A child’s laughter is infectious, contagious and a bringer of memories to those of us in our twilight years.

This past week was a bit stressful due to the political situation in my country. But had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch and got yummy goodies to enjoy. I’m lucky that all my children live in the same city as me and I get to see them and their children often.

Thank you, Di for these interesting questions.



49 thoughts on “Sharing all about birthdays

        1. I know, it’s good to be made to feel special. But as I said it depends upon the family traditions. Some do it even when kids are middle aged while others don’t

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  1. WOW Sadje, your reflections on these questions really tug at my heartstrings. So glad you had a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day, regardless of the political unrest trying to steal everyone’s joy…oh but they can’t and couldn’t! Enjoy your day my friend. 🌞💖😎

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  2. You are so fortunate to have your children close by. We are a 12-hour car ride away, which we’ve never done. My kids have driven down here, but we fly to visit them. I have a friend who celebrates half birthdays by baking us half of a cake!

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    1. Yes, it’s rare nowadays to have kids living in the same country, much less the same city. So many of our family and friends have kids settled abroad for better employment opportunities. I like the idea of half a cake. How innovative 👌🏼

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  3. Like you, i would ask my daughters whether they want a party or not..when they were grade schoolers; party is what they always wantes, but when they teens, they’d rather have small gatherin with family and few friends.

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    1. It’s always best to go with the preference of the child. Nowadays, with Covid and all, my grandchildren ( the younger ones) have a birthday in school. It’s less of a hassle.

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  4. Sorry about the political situation but glad you had a great Mother’s Day despite it. You’re definitely lucky your kids live nearby and you can see them more often.

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  5. As a child, my parents always did something for my birthday. As an adult, my hubby and I have a nice dinner at home or go out to a restaurant. Unfortunately, it seems there is unrest in many countries due to poor leadership and abuse of power.

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