Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Honey Hijack: Birthday Diva

Happy Birthday Hijackings to a Birthday Diva!

Yep, Iʼm doing it again...another hijacking. Today is my sweet girlʼs 31st birthday and for those of you who might not know Brooke intimately...well, let me just say I take credit for single-handedly creating a Birthday Diva!

I tried to create two creatures who loved their birthdays as much as their mother did but for some reason the “boy” in Brent took over around the age of 10 yrs. and birthdays for him became a “girlie thing”. Honestly, itʼs probably best not to have a Birthday Diva Son! So my once divided birthday attention now became fully focused on Brooke...and of course moi.

So how does one create a Birthday Diva?

1. One must 1st be a B-day Diva to create one.

2. You must start at year 1 and each year there after increase the party extravaganza with greater pomp and circumstance. Thinking back we had backyard baby pool parties, clown face painting parties, Cabbage Patch parties, gymnastic parties, multiple swimming parties, way too many slumber parties...the list goes on and on!

3. The real key to Birthday Diva-ing is you must begin celebrating your official birthday approximately one month before your actual birthday. Therefore, in Brookeʼs case May 1st is adequate and appropriate to begin sending birthday wishes to a Diva. Just a small aside here, Jared, like Steve needed to learn this lesson the hard way, by trial and error. Needless to say the first few b-day celebrations proved ugly for both hubbies until they realized Birthday Divaʼs do have expectations and those expectations really need to be met. While not pretty, this is a truth of being a BdD.

4. Gifts! Now, donʼt get me wrong. Calls, e-mails, facebook well-wishes are all fine and dandy...but, a Diva really loves her gifts. Wrapped, big bows, presented during a little lunch or dinner, surrounded by a few friends, or many all singing and making sure you know you are special, this is what we secretly, okay openly admit to and go on and on about ad nauseum.

5. Finally, a Diva can NOT have too many celebrations. These b-day galas can be known to go on for at least a week. The reasoning is simple, various groups of friends, have various needs for celebrating… i.e. a lunch with new friends, dinner with old work friends, family celebration honoring the said Diva, strangers passing on the street who have heard itʼs your b-day and feel the need to join in. A true BdD can drag this celebrating out to the max and never tire of the joy of the festivities!

So there you have it, the good, the bad and the ugly of being a Birthday Diva.

All I know is itʼs been so fun and all joy to have 31 years to celebrate the life of my little girl. She has grown into quite an extraordinary woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend and I am so proud and amazed at how she lives life.

So Happy Birthday dear Brookie! Arenʼt we glad we now have little Harper to follow in our footsteps…

Love you,





Pineapples and Pickles said...

Happy Birthday Brooke!

boo and stacy said...

LLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE all the pictures!! The one with Janet in the white layered shirt is great! Fun life you have lived Miss Brooke!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Tootle Family said...

BROOKE!!!! happy birthday! Janet, make me a birthday diva. i want to be one. do you offer services to the spouses of a wanna-be-diva? i need that department worked on first.

Elisabeth said...

Cute! Happy BIrthday!