||[Sep. 22nd, 2004|09:09 am]
|||||Time of Your Life -- Green Day||]|
Having recently been reminded of the anniversary of my birth, or as humans refer to them "birth days", I was asked what do I do to commemorate it?
When I was a child, I had the usual birthday parties, you know too much cake, gifts and of course the obligatory dozen or so of over stimulated, sugar fed friends to drive my parents to drink. hehehe, a tradition I continued with my children. Much to my Parents dismay, here they thought they were done.
As a young adult, birthdays were a more grown-up affair. Large amounts of alcoholic beverages, and loud music, announcing to any and all it's my big day. Gifts were something you got from family and maybe a significant other if you had one at the time, the main idea was to have such a good time, that it would all be kind of a blur the next morning (or when ever you finally sobered up).
Now as I am ::cough::: a bit more mature. I find that birthdays are a more subdued affair. I find the gift of being remembered much more valuable than a store bought gift or a drink being offered up. If I can get through the day, with a few heartfelt wishes, maybe a slice of cake I'm happy.
If one of my children should happen to remember unprompted I'm ecstatic! ::chuckle::
So how do *you* traditionally celebrate your birthday?