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Time To Celebrate! | Not Quite Amish

Time To Celebrate!


A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!! Not heard of an unbirthday? It’s from Alice in Wonderland. Honestly I’m not sure if it is a Lewis Carroll creation or a Disney addition but it’s is a great excuse for a party either way. After all there are more unbirthdays than birthdays every day! Think about it, you get 364 every year. Teehee.

I’ve been thinking about celebrations and how sometimes the expectations are so high for milestone in our lives: significant birthdays, graduations, new houses, new babies, new jobs. There are all kinds of reasons to celebrate. And there should be, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes the pressure to have a really good time or a fantastic celebration is hard to pull off.

So I was thinking why not throw a shindig for no apparent reason what so ever, just like the gang in Wonderland. It’s probably everyone’s unbirthday at your house this week. What if you were to surprise someone with a celebration just because it’s Wednesday? Why not? Summer is a great time to add a little silliness to your life. Try it out. Ice cream for dinner. Cards taped to the bathroom mirror. Balloons in the living room. Squirt guns in the backyard. There are all kinds of ways to put a smile on a family member’s face today. And not just the kids, hard working parents could use a break too. I challenge you to celebrate an unbirthday today.

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Lisa Bogart (64 Posts)

Lisa Bogart. Lisa is a movie-loving, book-reading, sweater-knitting, cookie-baking, world-traveling woman. She is also the author of Knit With Love, Stories to Warm a Knitters Heart. She won the Guideposts Writers Workshop in 2010. These days Lisa works part time at Piedmont Yarn in Oakland, CA. And she loves nothing better than writing all morning, knitting all afternoon, and watching a movie with hubby in the evening. You can find Lisa online at LisaBogart.com.


  1. Lisa it just so happens that this Wednesday (today) our family is celebrating a real birthday for my handsome grandson who just turned 16 . My but he grew up quickly. Seems he was just in diapers yesterday. Happy birthday grandson !

    • What delightful timing! I know what you mean about we recently celebrated my son’s graduation from college and those four years went in a blink. Not to mention the previous 17 years! How do they grow so fast when we stay the same age? Hmmm. Hope your celebration was wonderful.

  2. Norma Renteria says:

    I love your post! It’s true life is going by so fast. That’s why we need to enjoy every day. I don’t like having parties because I worry about having a perfect home, enough food, what to cook, invitations, etc.
    but just celebrating life and it’s simple joys is easy and pleasant.

    Thank you; Norma

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