My family had two birthday on Tuesday. My daughter-in-law, Debra, celebrated a roll-over on the birthday odometer. And my youngest granddaughter, Coco, turned nine.
When Lisa, her mother, told me they were planning a Drive-By Parade, I tried to imagine what that might be like. I wrote back to her.
“How does that work? Do friends just drive by and toss a gift in the front yard and a clown wearing a mask delivers a slice of cake to the car?”
Lisa said it wasn’t like that. Come watch she said. So I sat on the porch during the “parade.”Party goers stopped in front of the house, some with homemade signs or oversized birthday cards. One car was sounding Happy Birthday on a kazoo, as it pulled through the driveway. Another had a sign with birthday greetings, poking through the opened roof.
I was surprised how well kids stuck with the social distancing rules. They know how to have fun even when we find it difficult to change our habits.
Celebrating the Day in a New Way
Both Debra and Coco agreed it was a fun and creative way to spend a once-in-a-lifetime birthday, but they wouldn’t want to do it every year.