It's February, and at our house that means a big birthday month. My two oldest kids will turn 7 and 5 this month, just eight days apart, plus we have several other family birthdays to celebrate, so it's a busy time.
As my kids get older, I find myself more conflicted about what a kid's birthday should be. I know celebrations can range from a family-only meal and cake to a no-holds-barred extravaganza with bouncy houses and petting zoos. I'm trying to find our place somewhere in between.