Sometimes the no-fuss birthdays are the best.
I don't know when society decided that a giant party (including amazing goodie bags), delicious cupcakes baked for the friends at school (and a rainbow cake for home) and a stressed out Mum, proved that a child was truly loved.
It's okay to buy pizza for tea and an ice cream cake for dessert.
It's okay not to bake anything to take to school.
Well, that's what I'm telling myself anyway.
Miss 5 had a lovely birthday, celebrated with her close family. I learned that we Mum's can place too much pressure on ourselves... and it felt good to take a relaxed approach this year.
Miss 5 announced that it was her best birthday ever!
She also asked me when we were going to have a proper party... tomorrow?
Oh well, maybe next year.