What do YOU want for your birthday?

I’ve shared before that we do a birthday breakfast tradition at our house.  When we celebrate a birthday, it’s cake and ice cream for breakfast!

However, when Mark asked me yesterday what I wanted for birthday breakfast, I told him I really didn’t want cake and ice cream because I’m trying to be good about what I’m eating these days.  Kolya’s 19th birthday was less than a week ago and we still have ice cream cake from that celebration…I really didn’t want more sugar in the house!

So Mark made my Six Week Muffin Recipe for birthday breakfast today.  Not as healthy as a piece of fruit, but definitely healthier than our usual birthday breakfast fare.

Over the years, I’ve learned to ask for non-traditional gifts for my birthday.  One year I told my husband that I wanted he and I to go to the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois. No kids, and I wanted to read every sign!  So that’s what we did and it was the best gift ever!

Today I told him I wanted to go back to bed after my 5:15 am exercise class and my birthday breakfast, so he took the boys to school so I could do that.  That was a gift!

My friend Julie, told her husband one year that what she wanted for her birthday was a night alone in a hotel room.  He found a great deal online on a hotel room in town and he took the day off to care for the kids.  She scrapbooked to her hearts desire in the room, watched whatever she wanted on television, and slept in the next morning.  She said it was the best birthday ever!

What do you want for your birthday?  What non-traditional gift have you asked for? What would you like to ask for?


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6 thoughts on “What do YOU want for your birthday?

  1. Last year I asked for and received a family movie night. We rented a movie via Redbox, had a DiGiorno for dinner, and my daughter made brownies from scratch for dessert. It was wonderful to unwind and just spend time with my family. Best birthday gift ever!

  2. Last year I got my carriage ride….the one I had wanted since my hubby and I started dating 12 years ago 🙂 Usually I either want time with my family (my 2 boys included) or time with just my husband…nothing too fancy….just a nice day with them….

  3. Happy Birthday to you! One year, I made the family watch “Anne of Green Gables” with me! Last year, I found a (free) hummingbird banding demonstration at a local Nature Center — we took the family and it was fascinating! We always have breakfast in bed for the birthday person, which is much easier now that my dh works from home. With each of our children, I get to take them out for lunch to their choice, then they choose the menu for dinner at home. (Cheaper than taking the whole family out!) I’d love some alone-time, but I’m not sure my family would understand!!!

  4. Last year I asked for a shopping trip…all-by-myself! 🙂 As a homeschool mom with 2 young boys, it was quite delightful.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jill! You are a blessing!