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THE ANNIVERSARY OF BEING ALIVE HOWWE CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAYS IN OUR OWN WAY
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eptember was a banner month in the DeLaFuente home when I was growing up. It felt like there was a birthday every week or so — my mom’s, my
sister’s, and my own (September 30) were spread out throughout the month. I really enjoyed it. After all, what better way to precede Halloween candy and the treats of the holiday season than with weekly doses of delicious cake? There are people in the world who really enjoy their birthday, and there are others who don’t like to make a big deal out of it. I fall into the second category. I think that happens to a lot of people when they become parents. I’ve said before that my kids’ sports teams are my favorite teams, and birthdays are the same way. My favorite days of the year are the birthdays of my kids.
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My son takes after me that way. His birthday is in January, right when no one wants to be outside. So, every year, we take him to an indoor water park called Aquatopia in the Poconos. They have some pretty fantastic high-speed slides. As for my daughter, a June baby, she doesn’t ask for much — just dinner at a Hibachi restaurant because it’s her favorite food. It’s been a couple years since we went to Cape May. It’s getting harder and harder to get away with the kids’ fall sports. My son plays flag football and baseball, and my daughter is now playing on a new softball team. That switch has led me to retire from coaching her for the first time since she was 5. It’s a bittersweet transition for me. I’ll talk about it more in-depth in the October newsletter. How do you like to celebrate your birthday? If you have one coming up, tell us about it on your next visit. Even if you’re like me and you don’t like to draw too much attention to your birthday, it’s good to remember this: Your birthday isn’t just for you — it’s for the people who love to celebrate your existence. They get to make a fuss, and you get to eat cake. It’s not a bad deal. – David DeLaFuente
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“They get to make a fuss, and you get to eat cake. It’s not a bad deal.”
Sometimes it’s nice because my wife and I use my birthday as an excuse to take a short getaway. We don’t venture far, but as a birthday gift to me, our family often heads up to Cape May for a long weekend. It’s a nice reprieve from our busy lives back home. We aren’t able to get away every year, but if all we can do is get together for a dinner out, that’s enough for me. When I was a teenager, I could think of no better way of celebrating a birthday than having a pool party. My grandparents had an outdoor pool and would often host us, which was perfect because the weather tends to get just a little chilly in time for my birthday.
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