birthday overrated??

22 Apr

I am usually super excited about my birthday. My mom always made THE BIGGEST DEAL out of it. The day started with my breakfast plate being surrounded by handpicked flowers (you get the picture). She always made me feel like Christmas on an April day.

Then I met N.

N. never got the proper birthday treatment as his special day is in September which coincided with the end of summer/back to school days. Furthermore, his younger brother was born two days (and two years later) so my mother in law thought it would be more convenient to celebrate once, on the day between the two birthdays.

Up to this day I am not quite sure which is better. No wait. That is a lie. I am sure the way to go is to celebrate your birthday to THE MAX! Unless your birthday falls on the same day your daughter is undergoing surgery and you will have to and I quote my son Yiannis: ‘celebrate on another day’.

Iliana is scheduled for an adenotomy tomorrow morning. Nothing major. She just needs to be able to breathe right again, resume eating and sleeping properly and stop snoring like a train (bless her).

I will still celebrate tomorrow. I will celebrate my daughter coming out of surgery.

Until next time



10 Responses to “birthday overrated??”

  1. lahacienda April 22, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    you’re only born once, so celebrate to the max is my view too! and on Tuesday, you’ll have two reasons to celebrate, as the surgery will go just fine! xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu April 22, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      από το στόμα σου και στου ??? το αυτί!! thank you my dear, I knew you would feel this way 🙂

  2. ramblingsfromamum April 22, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Iliana will be fine – Daughter # 1 had one when she was little – but sadly it did not stop her snoring, though I think she has outgrown it now. I wish you a beautiful birthday celebration with her and your family and yes birthdays are special, we never know how many we will get so CELEBRATE TO THE MAX my sweet (make sure Benny has come cake too) 😉 xxxx

  3. expatsincebirth April 22, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I agree: we deserve to celebrate our birthday to the maximum! It’s not always possible the same day, but, like in your case this year, some days after will be fine too. Or what about celebrating it a few days in a row? 😉 Ich drück euch die Daumen: es wird bestimmt gut gehn. My son had the same surgery too. Get her some ice – and some huge cake for you! Big hugs and more… tomorrow 😉 xxx

  4. April 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Firstly, I hope the surgery goes well for Iliana. Breathing right again would be nice.
    Secondly, happy birthday!! I hope you celebrate big time tomorrow. Have a happy & healthy year.

    • wonderlandbytatu April 24, 2013 at 8:11 am #

      Thank you Larry! all went well with Iliana, now I can resume breathing myself.

  5. meditatingmummy April 23, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate Tatu, it is a day of celebrations because Iliana will come out of surgery just fine and you will have the most wonderful day. Happy Birthday! A wonderful, healthy and happy year to you! I will be thinking of you.

    • wonderlandbytatu April 24, 2013 at 8:14 am #

      If I can keep one out of all your wishes I ll take the healthy wish, I have had one too many hospital visits lately! but I won’t complain, all in all, everything is good now. Thank you for all your lovely wishes. They mean a lot to me xxx

  6. gaitanaki (eliza) April 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Hope you have a lovely day whenever you end up celebrating it!
    Give your girls a big hug from me and hope it all goes as planned!
    x e

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