Preschool Pointers: 19 - Keep Them Involved
It's someone else's birthday. Not your child's. And they are happy, but also sad because, well, when can it be their birthday?
Last year, the girls were three and I got them each a little gift for their daddy's birthday, so they didn't feel left out. But this year they are four and I don't want them to feel all entitled to presents on someone else's special day.
So, armed with my new stand and hand mixers, I had them help me make cake. From scratch. Because, you know, apparently I didn't want to do anything else with my day. But it's a fun activity, and the girls loved to help and eat everything.
Any way that you can involve your kids in what you are doing is a win, in my opinion, and birthdays are no different. Plus, we needed a bath anyway.
Happy Birthday, Daddy!