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A Half Birthday Should Be A Real Thing

You know what I have decided? We should really start celebrating half birthdays around here. I decide this every year around the middle of August, conveniently a few days before my half birthday. I know this sounds ridiculous and greedy, but hear me out...

Just when you are in a slump feeling like nobody wants to focus on you...BAM! It's your half birthday, here's half a cake. Day made, right?

About the time every year you are done playing with all your toys you received on your birthday...BAM! It's your half birthday, here's a new toy. Day made, right?

Just when you decide you really want the game Yahtzee so you and your husband can play it...BAM! It's your half birthday, here's Yahtzee. Day made, right?

Okay, so the first two are completely ridiculous, I agree. The third, however, is sadly real life. Parker and I play the game Cribbage almost every night, and I have been telling him for the past couple of months that I would love to get the game Yahtzee because I think we would have a lot of fun playing together. Now I realize it's a $10 game and I could go buy it at Walmart, but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to reintroduce the half birthday concept. After a few intentionally loud Facetime conversations with my twin sister about how important our half birthday is and how great of a gift Yahtzee would be, Parker took the not so subtle hints and ordered the silly game off of Amazon to shut us up. Winning!
"Seriously? A half birthday? My wife is officially nuts..."

Today is my half birthday, and there is a beautiful Amazon box on the table just waiting for me to open it this evening. So yes, the concept of a half birthday is completely ridiculous. BUT, there is a shiny new board game in said Amazon box just waiting to be opened. Completely ridiculous or secretly genius? Maybe it's the latter!
Domesticated Working Woman

21 comments :

Caravan Sonnet said...

Hahaha! First of all - happy 1/2 birthday! AND guess what?? We really do celebrate that! No seriously! :) Not with an abundance of presents but usually in recognition or something. :) SO I totally support this post!!
:) I say that life should be celebrated and any excuse is a WONDERFUL one!
:) Happy 1/2 birthday!
:) Rebecca

Lindsey B said...

I totally agree!! My college roommates and I used to "celebrate" half birthdays, but really we just acknowleged them!

Happy Half Birthday!!

Becky Kozak said...

Happy Half Birthday! Hope you get your cake and your yahtzee too :)

xo Becky
Seductive Mania

Christiana Marie said...

I think I need to start celebrating my 1/2 bday too!! :) and I love that you guys play board games!!

Karla said...

Ummmm YES! Agreed!! Love this idea!
Happy 1/2 birthday!!

Emily Stewart said...

Happy Half Birthday! Yes, a tad bit ridiculous but I love any reason to celebrate so you Yahtzee your heart out, friend!

City Life Attempter said...

Genius! I definitely need to start celebrating my half birthday!

Susannah said...

Yes, half birthdays SHOULD be a thing! Good for Parker for getting the game for you. ;-) HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

Allison said...

Happy Half Birthday! I'm all for any kind of reason to celebrate. So glad that your husband is a good sport and knows how to take a hint! :)

Life of a Little Songbird said...

That is awesome!! Happy 1/2 birthday! I need to start this too!

Ashley said...

Happy 1/2 birthday - and I'm all about the half birthday cake!! You can just use the other half to make cake balls to bring to work or something! ;)

Blogger Ash said...

I agree. I love birthdays.

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Happy 1/2 birthday!! Love this concept...mine is next month perhaps I should start brainstorming!?

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

Happy half birthday! For the record, I totally celebrate mine too (;

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Happy Half Birthday.. I'll talk to you again about this half birthday junk when you reach and PASS the age of 30.. like I have! LOL XOXO

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

haha this is hilarious! HAppy 1/2 Birthday to you :) Reading this I started singing the 'very merry unbirthday' song from Alice in Wonderland.

Janelle Vannice said...

Haha, I've always thought half birthdays were cool too! Happy half birthday -- enjoy it! :D

Janelle

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Definitely genius, I love this idea! I am totally a birthday nut- I love celebrating it all month with various activities. ;)

Bailey Kay said...

Happy half birthday! My sisters and I celebrate our half birthday too (we just wish each other a happy half birthday.)

Mom/Kelly said...

Happy 1/2 birthday, my sweet daughter! May the Yahtzee be in your favor! :)

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Love this concept! Thanks for linking up. Would love if you added my button to your post!

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