Friday Four: Monkey Joe’s and Eaim’s 7th Birthday

On Sunday, I will have a 20.8 year old, a 15 year old, 14 year old, 13 year old, and 7 year old, 4 year old,3 year old and a 19 month old.

My future 7 year old!

My future 7 year old!

Somehow that doesn’t seem like a lot to me. With Christmas coming up, many are asking already, “Have you started your shopping? What do the kids want this year?” I love replying with “Nothing.They aren’t getting anything for Christmas.


The reason we don’t buy our children gifts during Christmas is because it’s not their birthday. We serve the community during that time.

We wait for their birthdays to lavish them with celebration, praise and admiration. Yes,birthdays are a big deal in our home!

On candles: Some Germans place a big candle in the center of the cake to symbolize the ‘light of life’ (Corwin, 1986). Others believed that the smoke from fires would take their wishes up to heaven.

Here’s why we do it:

1.Having a birthday is much better than the alternative.

2. Wisdom comes with age. (most times) As you get older, you can appreciate the journey.

3. Opportunity- Aging means you’ve had more time to love, be loved and more opportunities and people to love.

4.Ice cream and birthday cake is still one of the very best things about birthdays, no matter how many you’ve had.

“Many birthday traditions deal with luck. A good luck birthstone, good luck flower, and a good luck color have been assigned to each month of the year.”


The plan so far:

The party will be in the jungle. Monkey Joes that is!

Monkey Joes has became our mom cave over the years. We have Mr. Nigel coming out to bellow out some of the most fun Sing A Long songs to get the kids jumping, laughing,and dancing. You should swing through for a few jumps!

Over the years, we have had many themed parties for our children. This year, I completely fizzled out. I couldn’t think of anything. After making a call for ideas, my friend suggested a Super Hero Training Camp theme. So we went to a couple of second hand stores and left out with some great things to get us on our way. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.

Why do we celebrate birthdays and when did it begin?

Should We Celebrate Birthdays?

Proud Mom~ QC Supermom