what to do about. . .

My son who turns 12 today and does not want to celebrate his birthday.


I know it is because he does not want to grow up, but I also know he loves cake and baby back ribs.


Maybe a non birthday cake like Chocholate ganache covered peanutbutter cake and Baby Back ribs for dinner?


Any of you go through the Peter Pan syndrome with your child?


 

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:49 am
IdoAgain20years
3
02/20/2018
IdoAgain20years

IdoAgain20years

  • 3
  • 12
  • 1.81k
49
Followers
51
Following

(9) Comments

swissgirl
5
08/07/2010
swissgirl

swissgirl

  • 5
  • 17
  • 5.39k
296
Followers
298
Following

swissgirl

My LO is only 16 months, but I guess this time will come faster than I know ;-)


I think you're right and you should do a "non birthday" cake and the baby ribs for dinner. I'm sure he'll love it and he will be happy to still "celebrate" a little bit.

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:55 am
adamsapple
10
06/05/2011
adamsapple

adamsapple

  • 10
  • 15
  • 13k
169
Followers
169
Following

adamsapple

Ditto Olivia, it may even get him into birthday spirit.  My little sister has always been like that!

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:16 am
MrsCaleYoung
5
06/30/2012
MrsCaleYoung

MrsCaleYoung

  • 5
  • 17
  • 6.68k
188
Followers
185
Following

MrsCaleYoung

I love that idea! You know how it is when they start growing up! At least he will have two things he loves, plus you!

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:26 am
swissgirl
5
08/07/2010
swissgirl

swissgirl

  • 5
  • 17
  • 5.39k
296
Followers
298
Following

swissgirl

How did it go?

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm
IdoAgain20years
3
02/20/2018
IdoAgain20years

IdoAgain20years

  • 3
  • 12
  • 1.81k
49
Followers
51
Following

IdoAgain20years

He loved his non birthday cake and ice cream and was crazy for his special dinner. The rest of us had fajitas sp? so, it really made him feel extra special. We also did not wrap his present.


I had one tiniest little sliver of his cake, but no icing and he was happy about me eating some cake.


My Brother and his wife and son called him to wish him happy birthday and his little boy age 4 sang Ricky happy birthday so at least he got to hear it even if I could not sing it. He was all smiles. He loves his little cousin so much. He loves all little kids.


What the little guy does not know is that at our Vow Renewal we are cutting the weddingcake and then we are going to be singing the Happy UnBirthday Song from Alice in Wonderland to ALL of the children and Each child will receive a small gift.


I thought this went spledidly with the High Tea Theme Yes/No?


And it is still not Happy Birthday.


Anyway, that is how it went.


Thanks Ladies. 12 is a hard age. Not a child and not a teenager.


 

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm
swissgirl
5
08/07/2010
swissgirl

swissgirl

  • 5
  • 17
  • 5.39k
296
Followers
298
Following

swissgirl

I'm glad to read that you had a great evening and that your son enjoyed his non birthday cake and dinner :-)!

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:51 pm
rigormort
4
10/27/2012
rigormort

rigormort

  • 4
  • 19
  • 4.29k
117
Followers
120
Following

rigormort

That's a great idea!

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:54 am
jmbuss9
5
07/22/2012
jmbuss9

jmbuss9

  • 5
  • 17
  • 8.15k
319
Followers
305
Following

jmbuss9

Thats a good idea!

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:12 am
rebecca_bell
3
01/01/2014
rebecca_bell

rebecca_bell

  • 3
  • 12
  • 1.63k
179
Followers
182
Following

rebecca_bell

I took my son out to his favorite restaurant and invited his 2 closest friends to go to the movies for his 12th bday. 


 


You did good!

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
Canooknic
19 posts
Kuppy13
19 posts
MOBRIDE72
19 posts
NicholeB
18 posts
jasmin77
16 posts
krosa
13 posts