Birthdays Are Not Canceled

  Birthdays are not canceled. Parties? Yes. Travel? Definitely. But birthdays are not canceled. I celebrated my son’s second birthday in the last week of March, just days after our state called for everyone to stay home. We had originally planned to travel and celebrate with the rest of my family. That trip had already been canceled, and now it was clear that we would be celebrating without friends around us as well. What I learned that week is that simplicity can be amazingly memorable, a good party theme goes a long way, and with fewer people there is delightfully