Hubby had his 60th birthday this week. Yesterday was the last day of his 'birthday week'! This is an old tradition in our house that started when the kids were little. Back then Hubby was working nights for about 9 years of the kids growing up time. Very cool when dad is home in the middle of the day when you get home from kindergarten but hard to plan a birthday party in the middle of the week for that birthday child. We started having 'the birthday week'! For a whole week the birthday child was special, he got first choice of cookies, he got to win an argument or two, and we picked a day for the birthday party that may not have been the actual birthday but a day when daddy was home. The birthday boy got to pick the dinner menu for his birthday meal and then there was usually company consisting of grandparents. (who were still employed back then and grateful for the weekend rather than weeknight parties)
So here we are - the baby is 26, middle just turned 28, and the oldest is 32, hubby just turned 60 and we still do 'birthday week'. I have been informed by my daughters in law that their men (they really are just big boys aren't they?) need birthday week! In all fairness hubby does birthday week for me as well so it is not one sided!
So now we are back to our regular middle of winter, but the birthday week gave us a little boost! Oh yes- we also signed up for a gardening class to be given in February while we were at the Senior/Rec Center!
We have our chips and dips and pizza ready for the "Super Bowl" on Sunday and the Broncos are not playing so I can watch the game without worrying about my blood pressure! Life is good!