I love my little boys. With all my heart. And I always want them to have fantastic birthdays. I have a lot of fun making stuff for their parties, creating the theme, designing the invitation, decorating the cake, coming up with games etc. I also enjoy the kids and what a great time they have together. On top of the party, we always have a family day, and then there is usually a close “auntie” or “uncle” that couldn’t come which makes for one more celebration day. This is all grand, but it’s hard to keep up. On top of it, Dillon and Jeff (my husband) have the same birthday, and Liam’s birthday is right next to Father’s day. The week before can get a little crazy and I can get a little (ok, a lot) overwhelmed. So this year I made a decision. Since I know I don’t want to give up the birthday creativity forever, but I also know I need to give myself a break once in a while, I decided we’ll do a party every other year. This year being my year off. I talked it over with Liam, framing it as - one year we’ll do a special family outing, and the next year you can have a party. So far - he loves it.