While I can emphatically state all of that was a logistical pain in the ass, I do miss a large gathering of people here to celebrate my people. Adult birthdays have a decidedly anti-climactic feel to them.
Celebrating in 2005. DO NOT TELL MY MOTHER THERE
IS A PICTURE OF HER ON THE INTERNET. (ps--also, I don't miss
Chuck E. Cheese's)
I think that as I am seeing the definitive end to so many years long traditions I am feeling nostalgic for days gone by.
So, while I have no wish to make 25 party bags full of whatever cheap garbage I could gather from Oriental Trading, I still miss the gathering. The joyfulness of people wishing blessings on my children, the excitement of their little friends at the idea of a party. The love of cake. The anticipatory thrill they had of the impending festivities.
Those were good days indeed.