Please welcome back, Elizabeth Seckman. She's on a blog tour for her awesome new book, Healing Summer. As part of the tour, I was asked to give her a question to answer here on my blog. I asked if she'd be willing to tell a few of her family traditions, you know, coming off the holiday and all. So, here's Elizabeth to tell us about birthdays with four boys.
As I pack away the final boxes of the holiday season, I reflect on a year of family traditions that I hope give my kids the roots they need for their wings to be strong.
Each new year begins with the cycle of birthdays. My husband and I started the tradition of the “Star Studded Birthday Weekend” when our boys were young. We have four of them spaced closely together in age. As of right now, we have an eighteen, a sixteen, a fifteen, and a twelve-year-old.
We have an active, busy house most every day of the year, and we look for opportunities to slow down any chance we can. We also look for ways to separate the boys from the pack, to make them feel special. That’s important in a house where on most days, the boys are cared for in an assembly line from breakfast, to bath, to bedtime.
So, on the weekend closest to the birthday boy’s special day that guy rules the roost. He gets first dibs on the seat choice in the car, game or activity selection (and everyone has to play!), and of course the menu is all his too. We have some fun memories. The boys could get really creative in their planning. We’ve had whole weekends of video games like Halo, or back in the good old days, Gauntlet Dark Legacy challenges…and every now and then they unplug for a game of Monopoly or Pictionary.
In a house where our kids have been forced to share everything but underwear and toothbrushes, this is simply a nice way to celebrate and let a guy feel like a king!
Maybe Love, Not Time, Heals All Wounds
Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer. When life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do? Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future? All roads lead to Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Has fate brought her to the miniscule Montana town to find happily ever after or will it just break her heart?
“Healing Summer” is the second book in the Coulter Men Series.
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