My son, whose birthday always falls during the Great Fast (April 3rd), came as close to having a feasting birthday this year as he’ll come … with Pascha on April 4th.
Tonight, he has 6 friends (12 year old boys) over for a sleepover. Being a Fast-Free-Friday, we’ve got hotdogs, chili, chips, cheesy stuff, ice cream, sodas … and cake. But the wife went the economical route on the cake; she picked up a generic one at the store … and, as you can see, we improvised his name.
Christ is Risen!
Oh, by the way, the boy staved off boredom last night at his older sister’s concert by drawing this guy (who shall also go unnamed) …