Clearly my brother was more excited about our joint birthday party!

Why Aging Is The Best Birthday Present

The very first blow out birthday party is the one that sets the tone for many more to come. For me, it was months after we had relocated from Kansas City, Missouri, to Lagos Nigeria, and my mother decided that a splashy combined birthday party for her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son would be the best way to initiate potential friendships as the newbies in town.