My twin sister and I are celebrating our birthday (birthdays?) today so I want to send some happy wishes her way - Happy Birthday, Danni! I just finished wrapping her presents to bring to our b-day cookout at Mom and Dad's tomorrow and then I watched the fireworks from the screen porch. If you've been a follower since last year, you might remember the story that at as a child, we would always have our family birthday party on the same day that my town had the fireworks. We grew up a block from the beach, so after a day long cookout, the entire family, all 40 of us, would walk down to the beach to watch the fireworks. Being the self-absorbed child that I apparently was, I thought the fireworks were for us. I actually thought the whole town was there to celebrate my birthday! So now, when ever I watch the fireworks, especially when they're held on July 3rd, I always chuckle a little about how pretentious I was.
Now that you know the story, you can understand that birthdays are pretty important to me. When we celebrate a birthday in my classroom, I try to pass along that same feeling of "Today is all about me!" that I
I hope that they help make your kiddos feel as special as I do whenever I see fireworks...
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