i was beyond thrilled when maggie asked me to guest post for her. being considered worthy enough to write on such a blog is definitely worth celebrating. and what better way to celebrate than with a discussion about birthday traditions.
birthdays are by far my favorite holiday. yes i consider birthdays a holiday. and not just my birthday, everyone's birthday. i love nothing more than giving the birthday kid a baked treat. i always tell them they can choose any baked good and their wish will be my command. i'm basically the birthday treat genie. no rubbing of the lamp is necessary though. birthdays in my house always last a week long. they may be self dubbed week long celebrations, but its fine. it's your birth week. you're entitled. i have this favorite mexican restaurant. if you're ever ini beg you to go. it's the one restaurant i crave on a daily basis. yes you read that right, daily. there is no better place to eat your yearly birthday dinner. sometimes i try to branch out and think about other options but in the end i remain loyal and wins.
after eating the best smothered burrito ever created we drive home for my traditional birthday cake. i'm a girl who likes routines and plans. change is not my thing, i usually stick to what i know i like. naturally, i choose the same cake every year. you know that better than anything cake that has everyone nodding in agreement while eating, this really is better than anything? i'm here to tell you that statement is wrong. i know the cake that really wins the i'm better than you competition. it's the exact same thing but take out the heath bar and replace it with butterfinger. your dying inside right? you want a piece right now don't you? i do too. if you want to adopt my tradition i'll let you. you won't be sorry you did.
as i mentioned earlier i'm not all about me and my birthday. i love to celebrate with others. i love to let them know how loved and appreciated they are. for this reason i tend to fill my blog up with dedications to the birthday kids. consider it a virtual birthday card complete with a picture or two. everyone deserves a good birthday tribute. and now for two of my very favorite birthday traditions both including dad. lunch with dad is one of the greatest things. i get to pick the place and we get to spend some quality daddy daughter time. it's the little things like lunch dates that a girl remembers forever. every year my dad gets me and my sister birthday roses. one rose for every year of age. birthday roses have become the one birthday tradition i look most forward to. even though i know they're coming, i'm always pleasantly surprised.
since my birthday isn't for another 9 months i ask you all to celebrate your birthdays for a full week, eat at your favorite restaurant, get free ice cream from cold stone, try the better than anything butterfinger cake, make someone bake you a treat and even find yourself some birthday roses. if you're birthday isn't anytime soon perhaps you should find someone who does have one coming up and celebrate with them. birthdays are the best. yours, hers, his, theirs and even mine.