The summer brings freedom, sunshine and quite honestly, lots of BIRTHDAYS. Birthdays are a big deal, and I like to take the opportunity to make each one of my girls feel special by celebrating them. Being broke, and not being able to do something special for my girls, is bumming me out. Because it's kinda, my fault. I've been sicker than usual, (see my post "Follow at Your Own Risk" to learn more about that) and unable to work as much as I used to. We rely on The Husband's income, to pay the mortgage and all of the bills. Which, thank God, just about covers it. But we rely on my income, (however small) for all of the extras. Like Birthdays.
Turning double digits is a huge deal, so when Faith turned 10 last year, we went all out. (See my post titled "Best Day Ever" to read about it) This July, Faith is turning 11. We are still going to celebrate, but it obviously won't be as extravagent as what we did for her, last year. That's not what's upsetting me so much. It's because this year, it's Farrah's turn! She will turn ten in August. I want so badly to do something super special for her, like we did for Faith, but it's just not possible. And I really don't want her to feel ripped off. She's a middle child. Any of you that have a middle child, will understand the far-reaching repurcussions of this.
I know there are much more important things to give my kids, other than the material, but it sure doesn't help when you know it's all your fault, you can't provide something. So, here I sit, busted and disgusted with myself.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Or any ideas on how to throw a fabulous B-day party....on a very non-fab budget :(