Birthday parties for kids sure have gotten a lot more elaborate since when I was a kid. Back for my eighth birthday I had a cake, mom served some sandwiches, a couple of my friends and relatives gave me a gift and that was it. I remember the day playing with the other kids more than anything else. Now our daughter is turning eight, and she is getting quite the elaborate birthday party put on by my wife, her mother and my mother. They found a childrens magician in Brisbane, are having a couple of exotic animals brought in, and it is being held at a place you rent for banquets and other events. They have a nice pool there. It is pretty cool being a kid these days.
I am sure that a couple of the gifts will be electronic items. When I was growing up the most advanced electronics was a tennis video game that was a big box, two paddle controllers and it played on our old console TV set. Continue Reading