40 – How birthday parties change

Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. It is the very end of July and the end of my birthday month, and my son’s birthday month and I’m just a person that loves to celebrate birthdays I always have been. So Mama’s Daily Dose is… how birthday parties change. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.

If you took a listen to last week’s podcast on my birthday on Tuesday, July 20, I mentioned that there was a whole year of my life that I missed, which was my 31st birthday. And I think it had a lot to do with how I celebrated that birthday. So to rewind, just to show a little contrast the year before was my 30th birthday. And I had just finished competing in CrossFit, which means I didn’t go out and party a whole lot during that time. And I knew that we wanted to try to start having a family shortly thereafter. So I told my husband, I’m like we are going all out for this birthday party. And I invited a ton of friends. We had a pinata, we had a slip and slide, we did some flip cup, we did some beer pong, we did some slip and slide flip cup, and it was just a real celebration that I really felt the next day. 

So then a year later, my 31st birthday. My birthday is on July 20. My oldest son’s due date was July 22. So I was extremely pregnant. In North Carolina, it is hot. And all I wanted was a baby for my birthday. Anybody who asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I said a baby. I don’t even know what I did. Oh, I do you remember what I did to celebrate my 31st birthday. I went and got a flight of ice cream. It had I think eight different flavors of ice cream. And that was basically all I wanted for my birthday. Other than this baby. So it wasn’t some huge celebration. I was just waiting and waiting in the heat and uncomfortableness of being extremely pregnant. So that’s pretty much how I forgot that I turned 31 because as moms know my focus was no longer on myself right then, but on this baby and having that baby. Birthday parties look a little bit different for the kids. But you know what? We still get down on some slip n slides too. 

I hope you had a wonderful July. And listen up next week because I have a super exciting announcement for everyone. And something really fun that is starting at the end of August and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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