Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
– Mae West
We’ve had big parties, and we’ve had small. We’ve had tea parties, tumbling, laser tag, jungle gyms, hikes, fairies, butterflies, sleepovers and even a party bus that pulled up out front. One thing I’ve learned from having parties for my kids: they all make me smile, and are moments to remember.
Candles on cupcakes,
Lungs filled with air,
Cares, on kids’ birthdays.
As the number of kids we have increases, and the number of kids’ birthdays celebrated has passed twenty, I look back with most appreciation on the smaller parties. The greater intimacy allows for capturing more of that reflected joy, bottled forever in my memory. (And fewer numbers of presents to find places for.)
For me, March is the month of spring and birthdays (two of my kids and my dad).
explosions of colorful paper
expressions of love
Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham
Inspired by the Ligo Haibun Challenge (Quote week) and Paint the World with Words (Naani poetry prompt). Thanks to the talented people volunteering their time to help motivate complete strangers to write.