11 responses to “Happy Birthday To Me. Yeah, Yeah, Whatever”

  1. Angela Garrison

    No problem with your whining here. I am a Dec. 31st baby and my favorite is always the “this is for Christmas AND your birthday” present. I would love to come to their house and just give them one gift on Christmas and tell that to think about that when their birthday rolled around.

  2. Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

    Happy birthday!! That wrapping paper is PRICELESS. It should be framed or turned into wallpaper or something… can Harry art-direct kitties into all aspects of my life?

  3. Jo

    No, December birthdays suck. My cousin’s ins Dec 26th, and she said when she was ttc her second child that she’d skip the relevant month to avoid a Christmas bday.

    I told another person I know who’d been ttc longterm and had real infertility issues. He was disgusted at the idea of skipping a month. I found that a strange impulse – it’s all for the parents with no thought for the baby? Luckily his daughter ended up coming along in February.

    December birthdays are cosmically unfair. Would you consider moving it by 6 months? Have one in June next year, so you don’t feel cheated, then go from there!

  4. Jo

    Oh, ok, so that idea doesn’t wash. Sorry!

  5. Ayshela

    oh yes, the trials of December birthdays… My mother in laws (both of them) had december birthdays and apparently I was the first person for BOTH of them to make sure they had separate gifts in *birthday* wrap. :-S I didn’t think it should be that difficult to pay as much attention to a birthday near a holiday as one far from one.

    Happy birthday!

  6. Andrea

    My birthday is Dec. 17, and my mom’s is Dec. 31, so growing up she was always very careful to make sure Christmas in our house didn’t start until the 18th – she knew what it was like. We always decorated after my day and took everything down before hers. My biggest pet-peeve is people who call me a grinch for not wanting to celebrate Christmas until after my birthday – there’s nothing wrong with having a different family tradition. Now that I have my own home and child, I’ve loosened up about the decorating a little, but my son’s birthday is Nov. 24, and YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE how many people have been dropping comments like, “He probably doesn’t need anything for Christmas, right? I mean, he just had a birthday.” It frustrates me, because though it’s not about the gifts, I don’t think that those people would appreciate it so much if I only gave their kids one gift for both occasions! (big long rant, sorry!)

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