The Joys of a Birthday

I love birthdays.  Especially my own.

I have no idea why the joy is still there, but in my *cough* 43 years on this earth there are a few things I’ve learnt about birthdays.

You are responsible for reminding everyone.

If you want people to wish you a happy birthday and make you feel special, then give them advanced warning. You can’t expect them to remember it.

You are responsible to making your birthday special. 

You are really the only person who knows what will make you smile.  So say it out loud.  Just because it’s not a surprise doesn’t make it less fun or enjoyable.

You get wiser on every birthday

This is the truth.  My current brain inside my 20-year-old self would have conquered the world.  It is one of life’s great cruel fates.  Never the less, I love that I understand the world a little better every year, that I’ve learnt to take  people as they are and if I don’t like the way someone is I can always walk away.

So with all that in mind, I told quite a few people at work and they wished me a very happy birthday as I left for home on Thursday.

I’m about to head off to Marlborough for a spot of shopping and perhaps will read a magazine in a coffee shop.  Then The Monster and Mr40 can meet me for lunch and we can make our way back home at our leisure.  Pickle isn’t due out of her after school club until after 4pm.

As well as this lovely day, some friends are dropping in en route to Bristol from London and are staying overnight so we’ll all head to the local pub later on for a few drinks and the boys will bring the kids home and heat up our “Cook” order before they watch the rugby (I’ll ignore that need – it wasn’t on my list).

It’s going to be a brilliant day and look………I’ve even told you!



6 thoughts on “The Joys of a Birthday

  1. suzanne3childrenandit

    Happy birthday to you, fellow 43 year old! I absolutely agree with your wise words, that we are responsible for making it special. Every year I hope otherwise but nope. About time I learnt that after 43 years lol! x

  2. Tim Holyoake

    Happy Birthday!

    If I could have had my 43 year old brain/mind inside my 20 year old body I’d have conquered the world a few before you’d’ve got the chance …

    Hope you have a great day and just think how much more awesome you’ll be when you reach the magic f*f*y like I did last year!

  3. Sarah MumofThree World

    Happy birthday! (For yesterday!) As a 41 year old, I’m in agreement. I love my birthday, why shouldn’t I? It’s the one day of the year when I can be selfish and people can give me attention for a change, so I do tell them! And it’s essential that I go out for lunch and tea! One of them has to be Wagamama too! :)

  4. Suzy Marie

    Happy belated birthday, darling! Hope you had a wonderful day. Glad I’m not the only one who still gets really excited about birthdays and spends the month preceding it reminding everyone that it’s on the way haha :) xx


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