I Never Have the Right Number of Birthday Candles

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Recently my oldest kiddo had a birthday. Every time we have a birthday around our house it’s always a very creative endeavor to make the number of candles actually match the age of the person who is having a birthday.

Can you guess how old my child is from the photo below?

Birthday Candles
Birthday Candles

The older the kids get, the harder it is to get the right number of candles on the cake. It’s not like when they were three and you only needed three candles.

And, yes, the number 1 is backwards. I did catch that before I took the picture, but my kids insisted I leave it backwards because it was “too classic”. It just wouldn’t be their birthdays if I actually had candles with the right numbers or the numbers facing in the right direction.

I really need to invest in a plus sign birthday candle, if I can find one. While there is one listed for sale online at Amazon, it’s sadly currently out of stock.

Blue Plus Sign Birthday Candle

 out of stock
Amazon.com
as of May 17, 2022 4:43 pm

I am so bad at having the right numbers and so bad at planning that I can never seem to get it right. While I could theoretically try buying a set of all the numbers 0-9, I would inevitably lose them.

Update March 31, 2022! I contacted the manufacturer of the plus sign candle and they are going to try to get one for me! They come in other colors too – red, blue, and yellow! I think they felt sorry for me when I sent them a picture of my kid’s birthday cake along with my message asking where I could find one. I will update this post when I am finally able to get one!

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