By Mei Yee
I would like to say we have birthday traditions, but this past year has been a challenge.
For my children, I usually do something on their birthday. I get them their favorite sweets, put a candle in it (lite it), and we sing happy birthday. Then I let them open their gifts from me. This used to be a surprise party for them, but it has become a tradition.
We do still have an actual birthday party for them as well, either the weekend before or the weekend after their birthday. We have gone bowling, to Chuck-E-Cheese, to the movies, had parties at home with games.
My siblings and I usually do things with our parents. My father will offer to take us out to eat or get us a gift card to wherever we want. My mother always has a birthday dinner at her house.
What we do for our parents is just have something some small. We each take time to go see them and hang out.