Yes, that's right I did say celebrate, for yesterday was my youngest son's 11th birthday.
I always feel sorry for him having a birthday when the rest of the world is getting back to normal after the long Christmas and New Year break. My stamina is usually a bit thin on the ground by this point and so I have to try really hard to make it exciting for him.
On Sunday his older half-brother took him to watch Chester FC play which he loved, despite the fact that they lost. At half time his brother had arranged for his birthday to be announced over the loudspeaker - sadly he took that moment to visit the loo and missed it!
Yesterday was the first day back at school - a sigh of relief from me - but its a shame that his birthday so often falls on the first day back.
We went out for a meal last night though and then on Friday he's having a big sleepover - can anyone lend me some earplugs?
Apart from his birthday I've just booked an overnight stay in Leeds to watch the football (again) the following week - at least I get to stay in a nice hotel, and then the week after we're off to Manchester to see the Lion King.
In between all that I'm hoping to get some work and writing done.
Looks like its going to be a busy old month!