milestone birthdays how do you celebrate?
January 4, 2008 1:39pm CST
I will be very soon having my 65 birthday, and it will be like any other birthday completely ignored, I may go out for supper with my daughter and granddaughter. but other than filling out forms, for my pension(done) to me it is not a big deal. I am not sure what you are supposed to feel on a milestone birthday but to me it is like any other day. How do you celebrate or not?
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4 Jan 08
You sound not so impressed with birthdays. Let me share my experience. December 2nd I had a birthday. I got up and saw my husband off to work. he never even said "Happy Birthday". Before long I got a call, I answered the phone "Hello" and a little voice said, "Happy Birthday Grandma"! Now I may not be a baby anymore my hearing both my grandchildren and my daughter wishing me a happy birthday made my day! Then I barely hung up the phone and I got another call, this time from my son in law from work. He called just to say happy birthday. My daughter and the two kids came to town and took me out for lunch. I got lunch, cards and gifts and of course hugs. As you get older I think a birthday is just another day but it sure makes a difference to know someone is there and you are loved. I think if you're lucky enough to reach 65 you should celebrate by doing something. I don't know you but if I lived closer I'd suggest a supper or something. Happy Birthday my friend.
4 Jan 08
I have to admit I would love the attention and all the good stuff, but that being said I set myself up when many years ago I said it is no big deal let's just forget about it, and guess what they did, so now is not the time to moan and complain because no one does notice, but I thank you for your good wishes and thoughts my dear friend Warmest regards Robin
• United States
5 Jan 08
Same as you, I don't celebrate my birthday either other than going out to dinner with my hubby and that's it. Maybe we'll rent a movie or go see one at the theaters but nothing more than that. It's just another day and another year added... nothing new. lol
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 08
That is a great shame my friend, when any birthday is ignored let alone a significant one like your 65th. May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy birthday when the great day arrives. Sometimes by treating yourself and by splashing out on something you've always wanted to do, can make it special yourself! For my birthday once I decided to treat myself to a massage! It was quite expensive at the time, but do you know I felt altogether different, it was a birthday treat to me! I don't like a big fuss anyhow and prefer just to take the day off work and to relax, pamper myself and do what I want to do without worrying about anyone else! Have a good one my friend xx