Sunday was my 41st birthday. Yikes. They say that once you have kids, it’s all about the kids. I don’t think that should be true. It should be mostly true but I don’t think you should forget about yourself either. I have always made a semi big deal about my birthday during my adult years (I always hated having a summer birthday during my childhood because no one was ever around for parties so I made up for it as I got older) although not as big a deal as some other people. A simple group dinner with some good friends always made me happy.

It’s true that my birthdays of the last 3 years have been pretty low key and I have learned to appreciate the little things. So this Sunday, I appreciate that I was able to sleep in (until 9 am!! Haven’t done that for awhile.) That my beautiful daughter and husband greeted me with birthday kisses in bed (and let me go back to sleep!) That Yves made me the cutest birthday card! That Yves made me breakfast! That Yves took Sienna to the playground even if it was the shortest trip ever. Sienna was excited to get back home and have birthday cake! HA! That my parents bought me ice cream cake for my birthday without a fuss (it’s their tradition to buy the birthday cake and it’s almost ALWAYS cake with fruit from the Chinese bakery and my mother is not a fan of ice cream cake.) And that I got a ton of birthday wishes on my Facebook page! Ok, so I know FB tells you the birthdays of your friends coming up but it was still nice to receive all the well wishes.

As Sienna gets older, I do plan on making a big deal about my birthday again. Definitely for the big 5-0. Oy. Let’s not think about that now…Maybe the big 4-5. 😉


  1. July 15th, 2010 | 4:42 pm

    A belated Happy Birthday wish to you! I’ll be 41 next month and when I was a kid, I hated having a summer birthday so much! Everyone else got attention at school during their birthdays… but now I’m older & not sure I want all the attention! ha! Now, I just hope that my close family remembers and *tries* to make it a little special. Just a little. Sleeping in and not having to cook or clean for one day would be nice.

  2. jungy
    July 16th, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    I’m glad to hear that your birthday wasn’t all about the World Cup. ; )

    Sounds like you had a really nice day! Let’s do a belated b-day lunch at Shopsins’ sometime soon… xoxo P

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