My family has a weird tradition. See, we never have the right candles. Ever. So we usually have to use some creative math with the candles we have for the right amount. For example, if my brother was turning 13, we might have a 1 and a 2 and a 1, because 2 + 1 = 3. Stuff like that.
This year, because I turned 25… we had 26 - 1. The 6 was a 9 turned upside down.
I was curious, since we usually go with addition instead of subtraction, so I asked my stepmom what numbers we had. She said that she did, in fact, have a 5 — she just wanted to stick to tradition.