The BEST Kind of MamaBear Birthdays!

Sometimes I love birthdays, aye?

This past weesaw the birdieDay of HS1 and meself!

And it was truly grand: the highlights included:

Sir HS1!

Sir HS1!

A vest HD2 embroidered for me that says…Mom 2011 <3

Mom!

Half a Black Belt Shark Tooth! (we had had torrential rains, and I figured it would be great fun to splash the kids all over the place)

Shark Tooth!

But you know what the best part of me birdieDay was?

The fact that everything (as in, *everything*!) was from the *heart*.

Woot!

The husband cooked me my favorite meal (lobbysters!), and each kid made something for my gift.

It was really great!

Which brings me to the point of this post.

Prior to my BirdieDay, my kids asked me,

"Mom, what would you like?"

And I was able to communicate that anything, from the heart, would be *perfect*.

  • No missed expectations
  • No "But Mom, I had no idea!"

Communications.

It rocks!  🙂

After the lobbyster, I told my kids I'd be going on shut-down, and spent the rest of the afternoon reading, relaxing and all around having a most spiffy day indeed.

So if you're going to have a birdieDay sometime in the future, and you want to ensure it goes as smooth as it possibly can…..

Be proactive and *tell* your children what you expect.

It will help make the day grand!

Parent powerfully,

— MamaBear

ps – speaking about Medieval Times, have you seen:

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