It’s my birthday today. I don’t feel any different. I think that birthday’s get lamer when you get older. Which is kind of backwards, if you think about it, but isn’t that the case?
When you’re younger, you have family (well, most people do, I didn’t) that remembers your birthday and those are the people your parents invite to your party. Or you invite your whole 4th grade class to go play mini golf.
But as you get older, your friends have their own plans and you grow distant from family members. Also, there’s the factor that you start paying for your own things. If you go to the movies, you’re paying for your own ticket and snacks instead of having someone else take care of everything. As you get older, money is harder to come by. I also stopped getting cakes years ago, which is pretty depressing.
Then there are those celebrities that throw big birthday bashes that costs thousands of dollars just for one day. Hilary Duff flying to Hawaii for her sweet sixteen and Miley Cyrus having her sixteenth birthday at Disneyland are just two examples. Those kinds of people can always have extravagant birthday parties and will usually have some kind of memorable story for each year. But what about the rest of us?
Do you guys feel that birthday’s aren’t as memorable as they were when you were younger? Or is it just me that misses my childhood birthday’s and how simple things were back then?