It’s hard to believe: the twins are 5 years old today. Wow, time flies. I’m writing this immediately following our traditional breakfast in bed for their celebration.
Every family should have traditions, and there is no better reason for celebration than the gift of an individual life. You probably think we celebrate only the Jeub Birthday Bash [read post about the Birthday Bash here], but we have individual celebrations, too.
These individual celebrations are modest, but uniquely ours. Here is what we do:
- Breakfast in bed. We have a “birthday plate” where we scramble up some eggs, pour a glass of milk, and serve the birthday boy/girl in bed. They’re typically awake waiting for the crew to enter singing happy birthday.
- Gifts. Mom, Dad and siblings shower the child with gifts. They’re typically items the other children buy at the Dollar Tree earlier in the week.
- Phone call from Grandma. This is a tradition started this year. Grandma and Grandpa Jeub (my parents) call and has a conversation with the birthday child.
- Dinner choice. The birthday child gets to pick the menu for that evening. The twins collaborated and came up with a 5-year-old favorite: corn dogs and french fries. Mmmm!
- Cake and ice cream. Wendy or Cynthia makes a custom cake for an after-dinner snack.
And here’s something that unfolds throughout the entire day. At every time we pray throughout the day–before every meal and at bedtime–we specifically note how thankful we are for the birthday child, and we pray for many more years of blessings for the child.
Lord knows, each child has certainly blessed us!