The future of Birthdays

Celebrating your birthday after you have children is not only way better than before, it might even put Vegas to shame. My daughter is 21 months old and this is what we did to celebrate my birthday.


3:30 am – She was so excited it was my birthday she snuck into my room to say Hi! What is better on your birthday morning than waking up before dawn? Hours and hours before dawn.

6:00 am- Eat breakfast on the floor in the kitchen. Why eat breakfast in bed when you can sit on the cold tile and share half of a biscuit that your child slobbered on?

work, work, work, have a pie thrown at you, work, work, work

5:00 pm- Go out to eat at a Vietnamese Pho restaurant with the family. Nothing says birthday like eating noodles, drinking iced tea, and changing poopy diapers.

6:30 pm- The nightly dance party begins. We run into my daughter’s room, and she goes to the closet and picks a tutu. Then she yells dance, dance, dance. And so of course we get  the monkey.

Best Present Ever!

Why the monkey? Because it sings Rihanna naturally. (G rated)

There is nothing more perfect than dancing in tutus to pop music with your daughter.

Epic Birthday.




Month Long Birthday Extravaganza

My Birthday is fast approaching. I will be the ancient age of 28. Getting closer to that super blow out party for 30. It will be epic. No I can’t invite you. You are internet friends. Everyone knows you can’t be friends with people from the internet in real life. Wait maybe that was just craigslist?

Anyway, back to my birthday.

I have been tossing and turning about what you can all get me for the occasion. Should it be cake? No I don’t eat sweets. Hmm. A good book. Maybe, if I hadn’t read every book ever written already. A night at the strip club with the finest whiskey. That does sound enticing, but then you couldn’t come seeing as I don’t actually know you and being at a strip club alone is lame.

What to do…



I actually came up with a great idea. It is actually one I plan on doing with my family. I am asking for people to make a donation to my favorite Charity The Trevor Project.  It is a charity that helps prevent suicide in LGBTQ youth across the country. Every fourteen minutes someone in the united states commits suicide. To feel that strongly about ending your life is beyond horrible. With the youth suicides in the news more and more often from bullying and online sources I just cannot sit by and do nothing.

We all have more stuff than we could ever possibly need so the next time your special day rolls around think about asking friends and family to donate to your favorite charity.

Think of all the good we could do given the chance.