An Even Lower-Key Toddler Birthday
Little Brother is two years old today. And we’re moving halfway across the country in ten days. Is it any wonder that throwing a birthday party even on my usual modest scale didn’t quite make it into my radar screen?
Fortunately, he’s two, so he doesn’t have any expectations. Here is the sum total of what Little Brother got for his birthday from his parents:
- A hand-drawn birthday card. (There is a reason I don’t call myself the Artistic Paragon or the Frugal Artist, but I looked up a tutorial and gave it a shot.)
- Homemade sugar cookies, with sprinkles, for a special daycare snack to share.
- A trip to the zoo, funded with birthday money provided by other relatives.
The last was his big present. With a move coming up, we’re trying to get rid of toys, not add more! Fortunately, he really, really liked the zoo. After about three hours, even with a snack break, Big Brother was starting to lose focus (more climbing on railings, less looking at animals), but Little Brother was going strong.
What do you think–am I an awesome non-materialistic parent, or just cheap and distracted?