When I was growing up, birthdays were always festive.
Check out the wrapping paper–the comics!
My mom usually made an ice cream cake, and decorated the birthday girl’s/boy’s bedroom doorway with streamers. Sometimes we celebrated at the dining room table with the “fancy” blue china.
And we took photos like this:
Capturing the Wish
Looking at these pictures, I realized we captured the secret wish moment.
A wish (or two), a deep breath, and then hopes are launched…
Easy Bake Ovens, ponies, unrequited crushes turning requited,
love, health, and peace…
Our heart’s desires
others suspended, floating in a moment
where visions of happy things swirled in our heads.
And the tradition continues…
What are your birthday traditions? Have you ever wrapped a gift with the comics?
* This post is dedicated to my daughter who turns 228 months this week.