Monday, May 24, 2010

Birthday Traditions

Since Bugs turns 6 this week, of course my thoughts are turned toward birthdays and the fun of them. I think I enjoy them as much as she does because I'm the one that makes the magic happen! Being a mom, in this respect, is delightful.

And since I now have two kidlings that I get to make magical, I thought it might be fun to make some actual birthday traditions that they can look forward to. Because kids just love traditions, don't they? It's one of the things they anticipate most about Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.

I read that one family, on each birthday gives one new privilege and one new responsibility. I really loved this idea because it's a perfect time to let them know how much you think they've grown, and then a natural time to add chores that would otherwise and inevitably be given at another time. I might make a birthday box and put them on slips of paper or something that they could open like a present.

What are birthday traditions at your house? I'll bet there are some cute things out there!

2 backward glances:

Katie said...

i always ask the same questions every year and keep them in a bday book- that way we can look back and see how their answers change or stay the same. The kids love it. ANd the morning of the bday the kids always say "how do I look?" and I always say "oh my you look so (insert new age here)". It is a kick.

Amy said...

i've liked reading your question list every year along with the subtle changes. i like the "you look like you're ..." although it might make me cry.