Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It's My Party...
...and I'll give something away if I want to!
This week I'm turning 40-somethingish, and that means a present for you! I've found some neat stuff in my sporadic thrifting jaunts lately, and I want to share one with you.
Just leave me a comment about your favorite birthday memory between now and Friday, and I'll draw a winner this weekend.
Here's mine: when I turned 16, I did NOT want a party; I don't remember why. Maybe I thought I was too mature for celebrations--who knows?
Anyway, my family wouldn't let me get away with that, so they planned a surprise party for me. My sister convinced me to wear something besides my oldest t-shirt for supper, and out I came to a room full of my friends.
All this is fairly typical fare, except a) it happened to me, of course, which makes it special, and b) my mother's consummate ability to plan a party.
Believing that teenagers should never be left to their own devices, she wisely led the group in a host of parlor games from the 1950's. I wanted to be embarrassed, but everyone had such a blast that I (and my oh-so-mature-self) had to get over it and enjoy the party.
Being a sophomore was about as much fun as a toothache, so this memory reminds me even now that my family loved me, and in their dearest way, ushered an awkward teen into a better season of life.
Some of my not-so-great birthday memories are that it nearly always rained, and I was nearly always sick. One of those two is already in the forecast, and I am praying against the other.
Be blessed this week even if it isn't your birthday!