Your Birthday is Not a National Holiday

28th Birthday Cake, lemon poppyseed bundt by Mike.

So said my mother when I told her that I was not going to interrupt Mike’s dissertation writing schedule just because my birthday happens to fall on my day off.  (I might make him eat Chinese food and see Moneyball, because even if it’s not a national holiday, it is still his wife’s birthday, right?)

Last night I told Zoe that she should wish me a happy birthday when she woke up today, and she said, “It’s your birthday!  It’s gonna be crazy!”  Seriously.  That is what my two-and-a-half year old said at supper last night, in between alternating bites of pork chop and strawberry yogurt (she has a very refined palate.)

So, if you define crazy as, “browsing around Main street in Litchfield, having coffee and a cookie at Cricket Meadow Tea, watching Parenthood during what you hope is a nice, long nap time, and possibly squeezing in a trip to the grocery store before dinner and a movie”, then yes: it’s gonna be crazy.

But mostly, it’s going to be a cozy day with my daughter and evening with my husband, with an abundance of baked goods and some presents.  And I am going to love it.

What are your favorite birthday activities or traditions?  

My 29th birthday cake, the last one for which photographic evidence is available (by 30, I was busy taking pictures of Zoe's birthday cakes, apparently).

Update: Welcome, wonderful new readers who have found your way here through Freshly Pressed!  If you want to know more about me and my blog, check out the “About” page.  You might also like this post explaining a little bit about the name of the blog, this post about toddlers and Santa, or this post about pioneers, Christmas, and the different ways mothers and daughters enjoy them.  Of course, I think all the posts are worth reading!  So stay awhile, and come back often.  Thanks for reading!

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167 responses to “Your Birthday is Not a National Holiday

  1. Sarah Fox Sparber

    Hooray for birthday baked goods! I seem to remember quite a few birthdays celebrated in style in the Mc Donalds play room…

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  2. Kirsten

    Have a happy, happy birthday! What’s not to love about baked goods and trips to the grocery store, right?

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  3. Claire

    happy birthday marg! talk to you soon 🙂 i hope you kept up the Lux tradition and opened at least one present at breakfast.

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    • Thanks, Coo!
      As for presents: Mike offered his to me last night (obviously, I accepted) and I opened Mom and Dad’s as soon as I was dressed (right before breakfast). I also had one waiting for me at Cricket Meadow, which I got when Zoe and I went for our cookies. So, the tradition is more or less intact.

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  4. Sounds like a nice way to spend your birthday. Many happy returns!

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  6. Your daughter needs to write a song called “It’s your birthday — it’s gonna be CRAZY!”

    I think it would be a hit.

    Happy birthday!

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  7. OracularSpectacular

    As far as I’m concerned your birthday pretty much should be a national holiday!! I’ll never forget last year when I told my friends I didn’t want to make a big deal of my birthday this year and they really, really listened. No gifts, no party and most of them went out of town with their boyfriends -leaving me at home single and alone!

    Never again! From now on I’m going all bells and whistles every year until I don’t want people to know I’m getting older any more!

    Happy Birthday!!

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  8. Actually, my birthday is a national holiday as it falls on January 1 however most people celebrate it the day before.

    Have a great birthday and cngrats on being freshly pressed!

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    • skiffer

      Hi Notes 🙂

      Still, even celebrating it a day earlier – everyone is still in full Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. New Years mode. I do like the idea that eliserae mentioned – about having an intimate celebration with 5 closest friends in the middle of July, but what I have come to embrace is celebrating other people’s birthdays. I like throwing parties for my kids or going to a summertime cook out for my brother’s birthday. Living vicariously, it’s an option I have learned to embrace when it comes to my birthday

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  9. Well happy belated birthday to you! Did you get to see Moneyball?

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  10. Happy birthday. Wish I could take the day off on your account.

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  11. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a gooder!

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  12. Your title really caught my eye, because my older son was almost born on Christmas (Dec. 29) and my younger son WAS born on the 4th of July – so his birthday really IS a national holiday! And he even gets fireworks every year!
    Hope you enjoyed your birthday. And I like Mikalee’s suggestion of having Zoe write you a birthday song. Two-year-olds have such a refreshing view of the world.
    Merry Christmas! Congrats on being Fresh Pressed.

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    • Wow! Do they like having fireworks and Christmas stuff, or would they rather not share the spotlight? My daughter’s birthday is June 26th, and I couldn’t decide whether or not to hope for July 4th instead!
      It was a great birthday. Zoe could probably write a great song–we will have to get working on that! Thank you for reading, and Merry Christmas to you!

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  13. Your title caught my attention on the wordpress main page because … actually my birthday IS a national holiday. Well, sorta. It’s New Year’s Eve. Few people take the whole day off, but most take half the day, and darn near everyone celebrates, right? Gotta love that!

    Happy Birthday. Late, yes, but I hope it was wonderful. And I’m with Simple Life: I want to know if you got to watch Moneyball.

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    • Well, happy almost birthday! That’s my father-in-law’s birthday, too, and I don’t think he likes it very much. I hope you enjoy the extra champagne and fireworks!

      It was a wonderful birthday! Sadly, Moneyball was no longer playing at the cheap theater, but I got to see The Muppets instead. I loved it!

      Thanks for stopping!

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  14. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed AGAIN – glad I found you the first time around!

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  15. Miss Anderson

    And congrats to you for being Freshly Pressed! I saw this on the WordPress main page and I was like, ‘Didn’t I already read that?” So exciting being FP, isn’t it? I’m still following 🙂

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  16. My birthday is Valentine’s Day. Right there, should give you an idea of what I must endure. Ah, the pitfalls of being a holiday baby.

    I hope you enjoyed your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂

    Val
    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

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    • Oh, my. You have my heartfelt sympathies, Valentine.

      Thanks for the birthday wishes, and thanks for stopping!

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    • skiffer

      The pitfalls of being a Holiday Baby – they go on forever.
      I was born on January 1st and as my father reminded me every year – 2 hours and 10 minutes too late to be a tax deduction. Second in the State of Maine that year – and only Lord knows how far down the line I was nationally.
      I’ve tried several spins on being a New Year’s Baby –
      The – “Everyone in the entire world celebrates my birthday” spin
      Trying to enjoy all of the extra good wishes partying strangers pass along to me when then find out –
      and the “I will live a special birthday day” through my friends.
      None of that has any consolation.
      I want a day that is unique to me – that is all about me – just once.
      I really would love a birthday that isn’t so close to another present exchanging day. Can I tell you how many birthday presents I receive on Christmas – just in case we don’t see you next week? Really? Can you just say something more hurtful?
      If my birthday were – say – April 11th, for example, I am sure that is a famous day in history – somewhere, but you wouldn’t be tempted to save a Christmas present and call it a birthday gift. You would make the extra special effort to help me celebrate my unique day with me and not have it be a side note to grand celebration of ringing in the new year.
      Yup, birthdays come in all shapes and sizes. Just us holiday babies – we just get ripped off.

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  17. There’s never a bad time to eat cake or any other dessert =) Hope you enjoyed your birthday!

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  18. Hope you had a great birthday and you should celebrate it and write songs about it and eat lots of great food! My birthday is in February right around Valentines so I know what you mean! Congrats also on being Freshly Pressed!

    Evelyn
    cofchristelcajon.wordpress.com

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    • Thanks, Evelyn, and thanks for stopping!

      So sorry about your Valentine-adjacent birthday. If it’s after Valentine’s Day, at least you can get some great deals on chocolate . . .

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  19. Big congrats on getting in Freshly Pressed!

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  20. Congrats on being freshly pressed! I am one of those folks who celebrates my birthday the week before, the week of, especially the day, and a week after. Well at least in my head. I use it as a bartering tool with the hubby. It rarely works.

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    • Thank you! I hear you on the mental extension, and also on the bartering tool. This year, my birthday began the night before, when my husband changed a terrible poopy diaper that I just could not face. It was super romantic.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  21. LOL, my birthday is pretty much a National Holiday. Many corporate businesses close. Schools are out. Even the Stock Market closes early if it falls on Monday – Friday…My birthday is December 24th. And because you’re a December birthday, you understand about December birthdays. I, too blogged about mine…and traditions: http://lindajoycecontemplates.wordpress.com/

    Happy BIrthday to YOU!

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    • Oh, Linda, I do understand, although you Christmas Eve babies have it worse than I do! For many years I insisted that my family wait to get the Christmas tree until after my birthday, and refused to accept birthday gifts wrapped in Christmas paper. Okay, I didn’t refuse them, but I complained about them. As an adult, I am much more relaxed about these things, although I had to laugh when my brother-in-law presented my birthday gift in inside out Christmas paper.

      Thanks for stopping, and happy birthday on Saturday!

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  22. Funny post! I know a girl who literally tortures people on her birthday and she’s over 30…so I had to laugh about the “national holiday”…

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  23. Love it!! Due to my job I have to work every holiday at least 10 hours or more, so I have declared my birthday my holiday. I ALWAYS take it off and just bum around the house as my present with a nice dinner and amazing dessert.

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    • That’s a great present! I was pretty tempted to rearrange my work schedule so that I could send my daughter to day care that day and bum around by myself. In the end, my desire to hang out with her (and the fact that I really had too much non-toddler-friendly work to do that week) won out.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  24. Good story. I find my birthday to be less and less of an event. For me, it just means I’m finally growing up.

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    • It’s true. Having my birthday fall on my day off actually made me feel a little pressure to have, as my daughter put it, a “crazy”, fun-filled day. Just a regular fun day (with my choice of movie and restaurant, of course) was enough for me!

      Thanks for stopping!

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  25. It might not be a national holiday, but it is one of the happiest days of the year. My birthday is the First Day of Spring! But there are no presents involved in this particular celebration…

    Ronnie

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  26. I’ll admit… sometimes I get carried away with my birthday. My mom was in labor for 3 days with me, so we sometimes joke around and celebrate the 2 days leading up to my birthday as well as the day itself. (Basically that was my parents flying to visit me while I was in college and we spent the weekend hanging out, or I’d fly home and we’d do dinner one night and the rest was just a regular trip home, but fell over those days.) However, even I draw the line at people who celebrate their birth month or have more than one event at which your presence is required. Hope your birthday was awesome, relaxing with your family sounds like just the ticket 🙂 And your daughter does, in fact, sound hilarious!

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    • Well, as long as you have a sense of humor about your three-day birthday extravaganza, I think you’re okay. A “birth month” does seem excessive, though!

      I had a great birthday. That kid is hilarious, I agree!

      Thanks for stopping!

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  27. This past year, for our birthdays (mine and my husbands), we’ve gone out for breakfast since we are up early with our now 18 month old. It was a great experience both times and our daughter loved it! (And Happy Birthday to you).

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    • What a fun idea! I used to love going out to breakfast. And in our small town, that would actually give us a few more dining options, too!

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping!

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  28. No it’s not a national holiday – but my wife sure acts like my children’s birthdays are pretty darn close to it. I don’t know if it’s because they fall on days of school, or because their getting older and their not babies and she is trying to squeeze more in [ maybe make up for bad times ] but it can get ridiculous when here comes grandpa and wants to help her make it an even bigger event.

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    • It’s hard not to go overboard celebrating our kids’ birthdays, especially if we’re trying to make up for times we couldn’t celebrate. I had no idea that it was actually hard for my parents not to buy me everything I wanted–now that I have a child, I have to work not to spoil her . . . too much.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday and Congrats on being Freshly Pressed, To me, it sort of looks like a belated Birthday present from the great guys and gals at WordPress.

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  30. I was browsing through the freshly pressed posts, and your title caught my eyes. I always wished, I have my birthday’s during holidays, so that I can have the feast prepared by my Mom, spend time with my close friends. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed.

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  31. A belated birthday greeting from Cincinnati. My fav birthday is being low key as my wife and I go to dinner. Sadly, I look forward to the phone calls I won’t get. Well, I’m not actually a self promoter.

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  32. Congrats on being freshly pressed! Liked the post…always telling about certain people when it is like their 27th birthday and they’re ready to go to the club, etc., etc. Anyway, noticed the Litchfield bit. I used to live in Marshall, Minnesota and it’s always nice to see a fellow Minnesotan(I’m not native, but I feel most attached to MN).

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    • Yeah, I don’t think I’ve spent any of my birthdays at the club. It is just not my thing.

      I’ve been to Marshall! Or, you know, through Marshall, anyway. I love Minnesota, although I, too, am not a native. It’s a special place.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  33. Nice post. Specially the name of this post. It’s simply awesome.
    Happy Birth day to you. Thank you for this funny post. 🙂

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  34. yetlearning

    My case is just the same as u have described in the post… I keep reminding my hubby a month before my borthday so, he has lot of time to gift me something nice… lol

    great post though…

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  35. I’ve always secretly expected my birthday to be recognized as a national holiday. Crime that it isn’t because then everyone could have an extra day off between Christmas and New Years (B-day falls on the 27th)!

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  36. Belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    A Freshly Pressed is an excellent birthday present! Congratulations!

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  37. happy birthday to u ❤ fortunately my birthday is on the same day as independence day of my country. So it's kinda national holiday for me 🙂 ))

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  38. Actually, my birthday is a national holiday: Cinco de Mayo. On every birthday, I wear a tee shirt that says “I’m big in Mexico.”

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  39. thank your information nice good….

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  40. oldsalt1942

    My birthday IS a national holiday in Argentina.It happens to be their Independence Day, July 9th. I also share the same birthday as Tom Hanks and O.J. Simpson.

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    • Nice! I bet many, many birthdays are a national holiday somewhere, right? You must be so proud to share yours with O.J. I get Jane Austen and Beethoven, which I love.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  41. Birthdays come around as often as Christmas does! You HAVE to celebrate when it’s your turn!

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  42. My family has some….rather strange traditions for birthdays and other holidays. For instance, the traditional spanking for how old you are. We also have my father’s friend dress up as a clown and walk around in a public spot holding your hand.

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    • Wow! Those are, as we say in Minnesota, interesting traditions. My first grade teacher offered us either seven kisses or seven spanks (she retired the next year). But I am pretty scared of clowns, so I don’t think I could go for that tradition!

      Thanks for stopping!

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  43. Great Photography and Merry Christmas!!!

    Have a great day,

    Tom
    http://www.PhotoBotos.com

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  44. dinnerwithdelores

    My birthday is tomorrow (Christmas Eve). I’ve never had a birthday party or anything like that. One year, my aunt was coming up to celebrate my birthday, and my mom informed me that she’d be gone by the time I got home from work. I said, can’t she come later or something so I can see her? My mom said, we can’t arrange everything around you! I said, but it’s MY BIRTHDAY PARTY!

    Yea, moms…we can totally be like that. Happy birthday!

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  45. Nice post 🙂 Happy belated birthday and early merry christmas! Congrats on being freshly pressed!

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  46. Your husband needed a break to celebrate anyway, right? Happy Birthday, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  47. calciumsulfate

    I don’t really celebrate elaborately – just a simple celebration. I don’t get much gifts either.. Anyway, Merry X’mas! 🙂

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  48. Happy birthday and many happy returns!

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  49. Sounds like something my daughter would say who, by the way, is also 2 1/2. Sometimes when she thinks she’s about to do something that will make us laugh, she looks out of the corner of her eye and says, “it’s gonna be silly.” Great post!

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  50. nice post! i enjoy quiet birthdays, following simple routines and intimate time spent with close friends.. would hate the “loudness” of a holiday! great to know u had a good day.. keep posting!

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  51. I have 4+ siblings and when any of us had a birthday, Mama would give us all the option to stay home from school. It was a holiday. Sometimes my dad would take the day off. Imagine my bewilderment when I had to choose between working on my birthday and being short on my check. Of course, as an adult, I’ve had an employee ask for the day off for his birthday. I Laughed. Out. Loud.

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    • Wow! Just like Almanzo Wilder in Farmer Boy. That always blew me away. Of course, I often stayed home from school on my birthday, because I was very often suffering from a sinus infection. It’s nice your mom could give you that magic holiday feeling–it’s definitely tougher as an adult!

      Thanks for stopping!

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  52. Amy

    Isn’t it amazing what those little ones come out with!! Your nap time sounds just like mine. Trying to get the balance between doing something useful and taking a break.
    Happy birthday!!

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    • It is a delicate balance! Today I took a tiny nap myself and wished I had just napped as long as she did. You can’t do it all in two hours . . .

      Thanks for stopping!

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  53. Late late late Happy Birthday but Merry Christmas (just in time) and Happy 2012 (well ahead of the game!) Ha- now I can relax!

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  54. Lovely post! Regardless of how old I am, my birthday is a prime excuse for unleashing my inner-child. I ALWAYS have ‘Colin the Caterpillar’ cake from Marks & Spencer. Without a doubt. If my mum forgets her daughter’s strict birthday routines (it has been 20+ years now…) there will be suitably child-like tantrums. And nobody can eat the white chocolate face. Birthday girl’s privileges!

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    • My goodness, if I had access to such a cake, I would definitely have that every year, too! And the birthday girl gets whatever part she wants, of course. I remember being very particular, when I had a cake with a horse on it, that I wanted to have the head. My cheeky friend, of course, claimed the other end.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  55. The only baked good I like on my b’day is pineapple-filled yellow cream cake. Growing up allergic to nuts (including chocolate most of the time) it became the safe choice for my parents, and I love it! My b’day also falls on Dr. Martin Luther King Day pretty often (or at least that weekend) so it is an “event” even if most people I know miss it. Kudos on getting Pressed like the smell of freshly baked adult brownies! ;- j

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  56. getting sung to in a restaurant… hahah just kidding
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    • Oh, that is something I loved as a child, in the Mexican restaurant we almost always went to for birthdays. Then I went out for a quiet birthday dinner with my best friend, and the singing and balloons took place while she was in the bathroom. Not cool, wait staff. Not cool.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  57. wassupbettercup

    Amazing photography. I must say.
    BIRTHDAY GOODS SAVE THE DAY!

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  58. Happy birthday! That’s always been the way I’ve considered my birthdays to be, though not so much when it comes to others’.

    I guess I’m weird. But hope you had a wonderful crazy birthday anyways!

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  59. Yeah, but my name is a National Holiday in Latvia 🙂

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  60. Great post. Glad I found it today of freshly pressed. It got me to thinking about the fact I was a preemie born a month early. I always wished it had been one month and 6 hours early. I would still be in my teens and would have had a choice between a Feb 28 or a Mar 1 celebration, or maybe cake on both days!! 🙂

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  61. Sports & Concert Updates

    Why not consider writing a note to the congress about declaring your birthday as a national holiday.
    Freshly pressed Birthday wishes… 🙂

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  63. Mine is lol it’s on 31st december.

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  64. Happy Birthday & congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!!

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  66. Ha! There may have been no other post in the history of WordPress sites that I can relate to more. Don’t get me wrong, I think birthdays should always be amazing, but I absolutely love your perspective. Great post!

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  67. Fantastic title! The rest of the post was equally enjoyable!

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  68. I usually hang out with friends the weekend prior and spend the day with my kids and a couple of friends. This year was semi-milestoney (35), I accomplished a LOT of goals this year, and it actually fell on Thanksgiving. The stars had aligned to do it up with a great house party. It was awesome…but I couldn’t imagine doing that every year.

    Your daughter’s reaction is hilarious though. Glad you enjoyed your “crazy” tea and cookies.

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    • Nice! I love the phrase “semi-milestoney”–I’m looking forward to that semi-milestone in a few years. A house party sounds great, though definitely not every year. Our crazy tea and cookies this year was just right.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  69. I did find you on freshly pressed… and I loved the title of your blog entry. My husband was born on January 1st, so his birthday is a National holiday. 🙂

    Hope your day was wonderful!

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  70. Zoe is adorable…Happy birthday!!!! I so miss working with toddlers!

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  71. wow this article is very nice. It’s a new inspiration for me. i like it. thank you my friend. merry christmas and happy new year.

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  72. Sounds like a great day. I love to wake up to presents in the morning, and I think that has to be my favorite tradition!

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  73. sapphy03

    Going out with friends, watching a great movie and generally taking the day off are my birthday traditions!
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  74. almost everyone in my office takes the day off on their birthday or another day off if their birthday falls on a weekend. I guess they think their birthday SHOULD be a holiday!

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  75. Great article, keep up the good work! (Oh, and btw, mine IS a national holiday, fireworks and all! 😉 )

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  76. Qin

    Honestly, I admire you. I haven’t have birthday cake for several years since I was probably 10 or even younger. At present, I am still working for my career alone and cannot see my future. I hope someday I would have my own happy family.

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  77. some years my birthday falls on the holiday known as the Queen’s Birthday in Australia – not the Queen’s real birthday, but the day on which it is celebrated with a public holiday. The Queen’s Birthdaypublic holiday is the only reason I can think of for Australia not becoming a republic. It’s rather nice having a public holiday for you birthday!

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  78. skiffer

    May all your birthday wishes come true

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  79. thecoastallivingmom

    Awesome! So true…

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  80. Joe Labriola

    Hahah good looking cake 🙂

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  81. Tee

    My dad always bought me a cake at the bakery close to his work, chocolate with white icing. So it must be for every birthday from now on, and I must keep the left overs in the refrigerator because everyone knows chocolate cake tastes wonderful straight from the refrigerator.

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  82. I love it…does the world revolve around us on our birthday? it feels like a special day all day long doesn’t it?? I love birthdays…I am still 31 evem tho my daughter just turned the same hehe

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  83. Me and my brother threw our Mom a surprise birthday party this year. The look on her face when she saw the cake was worth it.

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  84. for my birthday, i like trying something new. one year we went bungee jumping. hopefully, next year i’ll go skydiving.

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    • That’s a great idea! Although I would never, ever want to try either of those things. Maybe I could try a new kind of food instead . . . Something that doesn’t involve throwing myself off a bridge or out of a plane.

      Thanks for stopping!

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  85. It so is a national holiday. For you and 600 people.

    I just dress up and carry myself proudly. And I mean dress up. Sometimes that means looking extra nice and sometimes it means wearing my cookie monster dress. It’s my birthday so its just up to me to make it special, even if the world doesn’t comply.

    Happy Birthday 🙂

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    • skiffer

      Hi Eliserae –
      Thanks – I do try and make is special, but I think this more or less falls under the category of you always the opposite of what you have. I mean a girl with curly hair always wants straight – skinny girls who just can’t seem to put on weight want to be a little bit more like me – look at a piece of birthday cake and gain 5 pounds. I always wanted to be the kid who had their birthday – like in the middle of April –
      I guess someone had to be born on New Years – so I might as well just embrace it, huh?
      Thanks for the post –
      …. and Happy Birthday to you too –
      may all your birthday wishes come true.

      ~sheila

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      • Shelia,
        I just think December birthdays kind of have some negative side effects. I mean, they’re still awesome because hello it’s your birthday…but there’s so many other things! And it messes up your age. I was born at the beginning of the month. Since Hanukkah goes by a Lunar calendar, my birthday is sometimes in the middle of Hanukkah. So this year, I just had a birthday party for me and closest 5 friends in the middle of July. One birthday party for all of us. It worked out nicely. 🙂

        ~Elise Rae

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  86. I’ve had so many birthdays I’ve rather lost interest in them LOL

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  88. Ah, bless you for understanding this concept! As a teacher, I run in to many parents who think that birthdays ARE national holidays; I even included the topic in a recent post of mine (http://littlehouseinthemountains.com/2012/02/20/10-things-your…could-tell-you/). It’s refreshing to see that someone can enjoy their birthday and feel special without it having to be a huge production. I really enjoy your blog, it is both uplifting, and entertaining, so thank your for sharing! Many Blessings 🙂

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    • Thank you! I think low-key is almost always the way to go–so much less stress and pressure!

      Your blog looks like a neat one, too. I will have to check it out more thoroughly!

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