“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” ―
Over on Weekly Prompts the Weekend Challenge from GC and me is Celebration.
In my family, birthdays are always celebrated, regardless of the age each of us has achieved.
The youngest ones attach great importance to the Birthday Candle, the oldest, however, not quite as much!
William blows out his Age 4 birthday candle
Evie blows out her 5 Candles
Then there’s me!
On my January birthday, I celebrated at a local restaurant with some of my family, including teenage grandchildren. At the end of the meal, my vanilla ice cream dessert arrived complete with a candle and sparkler.
I must have appeared extremely ungrateful because to my shame, everyone said they’d never seen anyone look so horrified when the Happy Birthday music began and the restaurant full of diners began to sing!
It wasn’t even a special birthday for goodness sake, and can I help it if I hate the idea of being treated like a five-year-old or even worse, the elderly lady who’s finally reached 100! And shouldn’t they all know this by now? More importantly, shouldn’t I be used to it?
Son Joshua photo bombed this shot of serving the family lunch!
A couple of days after my birthday, we held a lunch party so that the youngest grandchildren could help celebrate. An Italian theme was chosen, and Joss and daughter Louisa did most of the cooking.
I said: “Please don’t bother with a cake“, but in the event a small chocolate cake was produced so that the little ones could take turns in blowing out the single candle.
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge ‘Celebration’ from Weekly Prompts.