Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Golden Birthdays

*THE* most common reaction when I told people Kira was celebrating her Golden Birthday this year was: "Her what?" And the most common response to my explanation was, "I've never heard of that." One of my friends even asked if I created that. (in other words, "you totally made that up") I assure you, I did not. I first heard about it in college.

A person's Golden Birthday is when they turn the age that is their birth day. So, Kira turned 9 on the 9th. My Golden Birthday was when I was eight. Mark's won't be until he is 19.

It can apparently also be called a Grand Birthday or a Star Birthday, which *I* had never heard of, but of course Wikipedia is all-knowing and never in error, so it must be true. ;)

If I had been throwing Kira's kid-party this year, I would have made it an "All That Glitters is Gold" theme-ish thing. However, this year X actually stepped up and offered to throw the party, so I said have at it and they had an ice-skating party. Kira had a blast.

Instead, for Kira's present I gave her a gold locket. She absolutely loves it, and has asked me to put a teeny little picture of myself in there. (she also wants to put X)

And in a show of just how awesome she thinks her brother is, yesterday morning she said that she likes presents, but what she was looking forward to the most seeing what the card was that Mark would make for her. And at the end of the night, when I was tucking her in and asked her what her favorite part of her birthday was, she said that it was his card. Isn't that the best?? mk


The Beast Mom said...

That's very sweet of her. :)

In spite of normal sibling bickering and all the neg stuff that happens w/ kids, it's these kinds of moments that make you stop and say it's all worth it.


Anonymous said...

That's cool. I've never heard of a Golden B-day before and I'm glad I didn't miss Nathan & Zachary's.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, and Mark proudly showed me the card at school that day. It was really nice.