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Well, it’s official… today was “the best birthday ever!” According to the birthday girl anyway. But she literally says that every single year, so it’s hard to judge!
The good news is that the cake I made was a success. Everyone enjoyed it, and even though I don’t like cake, I did enjoy a little piece. All of the birthday gifts were a hit, and it was an enjoyable day overall. It’s hard when birthdays fall on a weekday in our house, because everyone gets home at a different time and it’s chaotic, but today was still a pretty good day.
We always make sure to have at least one gift per family member to give the birthday person, so it’s fun having a big family when birthdays roll around… you know that you’re at least getting eight gifts! As we’ve gotten older, we sometimes choose to do things instead of getting presents, but our family always has at least a few small things to give as gifts. This year, since my birthday is only ten days after my sister’s, we were given a combined gift today.
Our parents told us that we’re going to get tickets for my mom, my sister, and I to go see Aladdin on Broadway!!! I’m so excited! For once in my life, I was totally shocked silent when my parents gave us the news. We couldn’t thank them enough… We love going to Broadway, but my parents are trying to save money (more on that later) so we figured we wouldn’t be going anytime soon. We can’t wait though!
Do you ever get the gift of an experience, rather than a tangible object for birthdays?? Tell me in the comments!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.