How many December babies do we have out there? Every year at this time I hear a lot of people (my husband included) complain that their whole life they would always get the double whammy….This is for your birthday AND Christmas. They always feel ripped off, and maybe they should, or should they? Maybe sometimes someone actually spends extra money on the one gift since it is for two occasions (not that a 3 year old, or 8 year old, or 40 year old would understand this).
My husband was born on New Years Eve. He gets the added problem that everyone is busy on this day with festive plans of their own. (I am sure this happens to those born on Christmas Eve and Day). I have always made a concerted effort to try and go the extra mile for his birthday. When he turned 40 (yes, he is over 40 although he will deny this), I took him to Maui. This should make up for a couple of those double gifting times shouldn’t it? But no…the very next year I hear….Everyone always gives me something for my birthday AND Christmas. I think this complaint is now just ingrained into his psyche. I tell him to quit living in the past, be positive, forgive and forget. He tells me to be quiet.
So what do we do for everyone with those December birthdays??? (Fortunately my oldest daughter was born in January, so I don’t have 2 of them feeding off of each other with this complaint). Do we celebrate it at a different time of year (and then when it comes to their birthday time, they forget that we already celebrated?)? Do we do the 1/2 birthday thing? or do we just get out the earplugs and duct tape when the conversation rolls around every year? Now I wouldn’t be so harsh if he was 4, but he’s OVER 40 now (I had to capitalize the OVER in case he reads this). Enough is enough already.