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Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate a birthday.
I’d argue that celebrating a birthday is more important than ever before.
During these unprecedented times,celebrating birthdays signifies that at least some aspects of life are still normal. This is important for all of us, and even more so for children who are looking to adults for reassurance.
Being confined to our homes poses a variety of challenges.
There's navigating space with other family members, trying to keep conference calls free of pet or kid noises, timing the grocery store run so that there's actually milk and toilet paper in stock...
One of the biggest issues of all? Boredom!
Most of us have full, active lives with job, extracurricular, kid and social commitments. The notion of staying home for days at a time is the exception and not the norm.
Since most of our stimulation comes from activities outside our home, staying mentally and physically engaged INSIDE the home can be something we've never had to do for days, let alone, weeks or months at a time.
One of the best ways to beat back boredom is with novelty. Our brains are wired to crave new experiences, which is why we tend to remember "firsts" (like our first trip away from home, first boss, first kiss, etc.) much better than second or third time.
Even with troubling news reports, YOU have the power to make someone's birthday the MOST MEMORABLE one ever.
Not sure where to begin? Here are 10 ideas to get you started on how to celebrate someone's birthday at home. Pick one--or more--and help the birthday person feel the love!
While it would be nice to come and go as we please, especially on our birthdays, it's still possible to have a great day at home.
Since you're at home, why not take a moment and send a birthday card to someone? They'll be thrilled to get it! Get tips on what to write in that birthday card here.
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