Getting emotional on your kids birthdays

@cynddvs (2950)
United States
October 19, 2007 4:05pm CST
My daughter's 2nd birthday is coming up tomorrow. I'm so excited for her and so happy to see her growing up into such a wonderful little girl. But I always get emotional when it gets close to time for her birthday. Last year I pretty much had a meltdown the entire week before her birthday. I don't know why I do this and I thought that maybe last year it was because it was her first birthday and that would be it. But now this year I'm doing it again. Of course I'm sure trying to declutter my house and going through and getting rid of my old maternity clothes the week of her birthday didn't help matters lol. I just saw this maternity clothes that I had almost completely forgotten about and remembered how much I loved being pregnant and out pour the tears. A part of me think our children's birthdays are more a celebration for parents then for the children. It's almost like an accomplishment that we can celebrate that we survived another year of parenthood and our children are actually turning out pretty good. So I am going to get emotional like this every year on her birthday? Does this ever go away? Now I just hope that I can get through singing "Happy Birthday" to her tomorrow without getting teary eyed like I did last year.
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Well I know that my son's first birthday and I m already getting all both excited and sad I guess it's because what's past is past and no matter how happy we are that our lil ones grow up we are always nostalgic of those precious first times that will never come back Anyway I am very proud of my lil boy and definately excited about his first birthday ... I will take LOADS of pictures!!LOL oh and happy birthday to your daughter!
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
20 Oct 07
When is your son's birthday? The best advice I can give is to cherish every moment and not get too involved in making sure the party goes perfect. He won't remember it but you will so enjoy it!
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
24 Oct 07
november 1st and yes i think the 1st birthday is mostly for the parents ... ;-)
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@azimsay (545)
• India
20 Oct 07
I also feel emotional my all two children's birthdays.I was thinking this want to do that wants to do.My children growing big and big and they will forget me.
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@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
i have teary eyes while reading this coz i also in that situation that i'm so emotional in every years coming that also my daughter is growing and we're surviving every year even though her daddy leave us when she's still inside my womb..that makes me emotional because every time she's celebrating her birthday, theres no daddy beside her..she's turning 3 this December and still theres no daddy that will hug and kiss her and to greet her..but i'm happy because she's healthy and very smart child..and i'm sure i will sing happy birthday without getting teary eyed...
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
20 Oct 07
Congratulation for your daughter b'day :) I can really feel as a new mother. You right maybe kid's b'day is a celebration for parents LOL... And I think it's ok being emotional, since this is just the second year for her. Maybe next time you already can control the feel, but if it doesn't I think it's also ok :) That's happy tears actually :)
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