When he’s deployed on his birthday

I’m pretty sure most mothers feel the same way as I do about their children’s birthdays.  The date on which they are born will always be ranked right up there with any national holiday if we are asked about its importance.

Most children find themselves surrounded by a room full of extended family and friends as they plunge their chubby hands into their very first piece of birthday cake.  It’s their first real experience with the paparazzi.

We may spend outrageous amounts of money on party themes as time passes, trying to outdo what was done the previous year.  Choosing the perfect cake, picking the perfect venue, and deciding what goes into the loot bags can be quite an undertaking, but we love every minute of it because we love our kids and we want to make sure they know they are special.

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