My Son’s 7th Birthday

One and a half months from now, my son will turn 7. I am torn between giving him a celebration with his friends in our domicile or take the opportunity of doing it in the province in the presence of my relatives and friends there.

One of the purpose of delaying our transfer to our new house is to let my Adi enjoy his 7th year with our neighbors. I’ve been staying in this apartment for 10 years and I have come to love our neighbors like a relative. However, the neighbor next door plans to do her son’s 7th birthday celebration on Adi’s birthday because of schedule constraint. Because of this, her worry is we won’t be there for her son’s birthday celebration and vice versa, they won’t be there for Adi’s birthday, as well. I intend to simplify Adi’s birthday by doing it somewhere.

I told my neighbor that should her decision about celebrating her son’s birthday on the same day with Adi is final, it’s fine and she should just enjoy.

My 7th birthday was just a simple celebration at home with my friends and family. There were just around 35 of us then. It was simple yet intimate and I still remember it to this day. I want a similar one for Adi.

Sometimes, I feel guilty for not being a party person enough. A thing like this would have been a piece of cake had I have that gift of organizing events. That is why I consider my family my comfort zone. They would never complain wherever and whatever our celebration would be. How I wish that my mother were still alive so that she would be the one to supervise and plan everything!

Anyway, I decided to create an initial guest list and my target attendees is 100. I hope that my son will have a wonderful 7th year.