Please help me explain this weird childhood memory:
When I was about four or five, I attended a birthday party for a kindergarten classmate. I don’t remember much from the party, but I distinctly remember when the cake was brought out for the birthday boy. All of the female guests at the party were told to sit outside on the deck, while all the male guests were allowed to witness the apparently momentous event of the blowing out of the candles.
Was this some weird cultural or religious thing I just don’t know about? Or were they just strange? I don’t remember that much about the classmate, so I don’t know much more help I can be.