Are You Ever Too Old to Celebrate Your Birthday?
Birthdays are meant to be celebrated if you ask me. But my nephew suddenly doesn't feel the same.
This weekend my sister informed me that my soon-to-be teenage nephew no longer wants to get together to celebrate his birthday.
The claim is that he is too old for such things and would like to just pass on a party this year. I say crazy talk.
First of all, birthdays are meant to be celebrated. That's kind of their thing.
I mean as a kid you get excited to have a party and get gifts, as a teenager and college student that birthday cash is awesome, once you're over 21 birthdays are an excuse to go out and get free drinks and as a parent I look forward to a night out without kids every year.
Not to mention milestone birthdays like 40, 50, etc where you can throw yourself a party and reconnect with family and friends you maybe haven't seen in a while.
All good things, every single year.
What's to skip?
I think this is more likely a "skip the family party" birthday cop out. I can completely understand a teenager deciding they are too old for a family birthday party and moving on to just hanging with friends for the birthday.
I guess my nephew is just too cool for me now. Though I bet he'll still cash my birthday checks.