He is such a special little guy with his very own uniqueness to him. I love it. I don't want him to be normal. I like him just the way that he is, eyes open during prayers and all.
We don't do your typical birthday parties. Yup we are weird. We are not against it. Our kiddos get to choose, birthday party or a day as a family. So far they have chosen to keep it family days. They look forward to their special day all year, my middle daughter actually keeps notes on what she has planned for it.
Here's why: They get to be the boss for the day. They get to choose what is on the menu for the day and what things that we get to do on the agenda.
My son chose pancakes for breakfast including syrup and peanut butter. (If you have not tried this you are truly missing out) and home made pizza for dinner. He chose for us to go see Yogi Bear and eat popcorn for lunch. He usually chooses laser tag but made a deal with his older sister that he would chose this movie if she would chose tag. Aren't they funny!
The grandparents usually throw their own mini celebrations. The kids enjoy the attention, the special cakes, and playtime with the cousins. We treasure these special days.
I cant believe how fast they go by!