Last month I had a lot of fun posting about“Christmas when I was a kid.” Since today is birthday time, I thought I’d mention something about birthdays when I was a kid.
As I mentionedpreviously, I grew up in a large, blended family of 9. Since Mom stayed home to take care of our “Brady Bunch,” Dad’s job was the only source of income. We didn’t have a lot of our own things growing up. Instead, we mostly shared everything we had. The seven kids shared one bathroom. It didn’t bother me too much. I didn’t need a lot of time to get ready anyway.
Birthdays were pretty special. I loved that my birthday always fell a couple of weeks after Christmas. Then I could always ask for the things I didn’t get at Christmas, or the new things the neighbor kids had.
I’m not sure what the plan is for my 41st birthday today, but I hope it includes my boys. I’ve also asked my sweet wife, Lea, to include a little macaroni and tomatoes on the menu. Just for old times! So what special things did your family do for birthdays when you grew up?