First Birthdays Are A Celebration For The Parents Too!

First Birthdays Are A Celebration For The Parents Too!

Our oldest child is 14 years old. Thinking back now, how hard that first year of life is for parents. So much happens; they may be walking, crawling, rolling over, or eating like the big kids (sort of). mentions how important first birthdays are for the parents and family of a 1 year old. It's a great time to gather some friends in honor of your child and celebrate the parents as much as the tot smashing one of their first sugary treats in their face. 

Our eldest's first sugary snack was at her 1st birthday. We lived in Germany, far from family, but we amassed some of the folks we still consider family. One guest, Susanne, was like our daughters grandma (oma). As soon as we turned our backs she gave our daughter a huge chocolate covered pretzel. 

As parents, part of surviving the 1st year is being constantly worried. We were worried, scared, happy, and so many emotions all wrapped up in taking care of this little person.

The 1st birthday is a great time to celebrate the little wins and take the time to reflect on all those small victories over the last year.

Being one year older is so exciting for children. Birthdays are looked forward to all year by your child. These events create knots in the rope of time and are important milestones and memories for our children and parents. 

So the next time you're invited to a birthday party, tell the parents you're proud of them. There have been a lot of sleepless nights, lots of uncertainty, worry and happiness to get to this celebration. And hearing they are doing a good job makes all the difference in the world.

We are so happy and proud to be part of the memories made by families at Ash & Elm Play Studio. 


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