This weeks Flashback Friday is in honor of Linda's sister's birthday. Why not click here and join in on the fun. Here's the prompt:
What were birthdays like when you were growing up? Were they a big deal or understated? Did you have parties? Get to choose what or where the family ate for dinner? Are there any particular birthday traditions that you remember? Is there any birthday that stands out (good OR bad!), either due to the events surrounding it or due to the particular present(s) you received?
Birthdays were very simple when we were growing up. Mom would bake us a chocolate cake and we'd get a gift. No parties or tons of gifts. But it was still special and I don't ever remember feeling cheated about not having parties. Actually we've always kept it fairly simple for our girls too. They got to have a party when they turned 5, 10 and 15 or 16 if they preferred. They always get to pick where we go out to eat for their birthday and they get gifts from us and a cake. It's worked well for us.