Happy August 1st!
It’s hard for me to believe, but we are celebrating a birthday in my house this week. My daughter is turning six, and really, it’s going to be a month-long celebration.She’ll have her cake on the actual day, ear-piercing sometime this coming weekend, a cupcake with grandparents next week, and then a party with cousins at the end of the month.
Tonight’s flashback is inspired by her six-year-oldness: what’s the first birthday you can remember?
For me, it was my fifth birthday, which took place in 1978. I had a party for all the neighborhood kids at my house, and we showed a movie on our movie projector and ate popcorn. I’m thinking mostly I remember it because of the pictures.
It was either that year or the following year that I got a bike for my birthday, which I do remember. I ran into my parents’ bedroom that morning, and my dad asked for me to grab a blanket for him. I grabbed the blanket, and what did I uncover? MY NEW BIKE. It was most awesome.
What’s the first birthday you remember celebrating?