Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's nobody's birthday, (ok - it's SOMEBODY'S birthday - but I'm not writing about that person today). But I just discovered this concept of a Golden Birthday. Has anyone else ever heard of that? When I read a blog about a parent celebrating her daughter's "golden birthday" I had no idea what she was talking about. Did birthdays follow some sort of gift pattern like anniversaries? It turns out, (for those of you who are clueless like me) that a Golden Birthday is one in which you turn the same age as the date of your birth. Therefore, my Golden Birthday was the year I turned 7. I'm still not sure I get the significance or specialty of it all. And according to "tradition" there doesn't seem to be a huge difference in the way you would celebrate such a birthday. It still seems like a fun thing to say that it's your Golden Birthday though. And even though I don't totally get it, it would still be fun to make a big deal out of the boys' Golden Birthdays. However, it just so happens that their Golden Birthdays fall on significant milestone birthdays anyway. Matthew's Golden Birthday would be when he turns 5. A full fledge child. No more baby. :( Of course this is not as big a milestone birthday as Eric's Golden Birthday which is 18. Have any of you celebrated this birthday in a special way? Tell me about it!