Many superstitious people will be busy today being extra careful not to spill the salt during meals , avoiding construction sites in fear of ladders, stearing clear of black cats and taking precautionary measures not to break any mirrors or open an umbrella indoors for fear of bad luck.
For many people 13 is an unlucky number but in our house 13 is a reason to celebrate.
On Friday the 13th 17 years ago our beautiful Miss Teen arrived in the world and was welcomed into our family.
Also Miss Moo was born in 2013 but today is all about Miss Teen and we are thankful to be her parents everyday plus in awe of her generous heart and the young woman she has become.
Miss Teen is our fourth child who was also the baby of the family for 15 years until Miss Moo arrived.
Right up until Miss Teen was born I would have to describe myself as being very superstisious and I will also sheepishly admit to being concerned while giving birth about her being born on Friday the 13th.
I am now more than happy to walk under a ladder, spill salt and if a mirror broke tomorrow then I could safely say that I would happily just replace it and move on Although I do still struggle with having shoes on the table.
The reality hit home on Friday the 13th 1998 – I could let superstitions ruin my moments and cause me stress plus even blame superstitions if things went wrong or enjoy the celebrations in life without the salt throwing , black cat avoiding etc.
Superstitions are often passed down from generation to generation as well as traditions but in our case many of our family traditiins have been created.
With Birthday celebrations being one .
Birthdays are very special in our family and it is a tradition for people to choose what they would like to eat for their birthday dinner .
Today Miss Teen decided she would like sushimi & sushi for her bday dinner and a watermelon cake .
So today I have been busy preparing sushi & Miss Teens favourite sushimi plus a watermelon cake.
I had my first attempt at making a cake completely from fruit .
I’m undecided if I should be labelling this as nailed it or a sucess but I’ll leave that up to you to decide from the photo below.
Unfortunately Mr T +T was at work but I really like that we have Skype especially today as it meant Mr T + T was able to sing happy birthday with us and be a part of the celebration.
Who remembers being Seventeen, not quite an adult but no longer a child ? Its an inbetween age but also as parents for us it means our little girl is closer to being an adult.
On that note I am off to start making that list of things I would like to do , see and share with Miss Teen over a nice glass of wine while waiting out the storm (our location is currently on yellow alert. Please listen to the advice given and stay off the roads and inside if you are in affected areas.
Stay safe and enjoy the moments.