This is going to be the scrooge-iest post you’ll read all Christmas. If you LOVE Christmas and put your tree up in July and have been streaming Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas” on Pandora for weeks… avert your eyes.
BUT – if you’re one of the “privileged” December babies or heck – even a January or November baby… pull up a chair. You’re in good company.
I’m here to advocate that… it stinks getting all the swag you can handle in a thirty-day-or-less time frame.
Is this a real problem? Meh. But is it OUR problem? YES. Let me set the scene…
It’s March and that Conair you purchased in those first, sweet years of marriage is starting to sound and smell like a trash compactor when you fire her up. You’ve really taken a fancy to the new Babyliss Volare ionic hair dryer in Ferrari red. Like my friend did. *ahem* Anyway this friend we speak of really can’t justify the outright purchase of a two hundred dollar hair dryer. Y’ALL. Two bennies for a hair dryer? Stop it. Moving on.
If you were a normal any-other-time-of-the-year birthday celebrator you’d just add it to the wish list and hope your siblings could cobble together enough to really show you their appreciation.
After all, a couple of months is not too terribly long to limp along with your ‘ol Conair, right? BUT. If you’re one of us and it’s March. You’re stuck waiting NINE MONTHS for any new, shiny and unreasonable item. Do you “splurge” and purchase that dream of a hair dryer? OR do you just buy a twenty buck chuck at the local discount box store? Oh, the conundrum.
In our family, 75% of us celebrate a birthday between December 10 and January 10. Y’all that’s a lot of birthday cake in an already crowded holiday season. We decided to instate the…
for the grown-ups. It’s glorious! There isn’t any cake or a big to-do just general merriment and a gift or two and real genuine celebration of the birthday person.
Is there anyone out there that gets me on this? Do you celebrate the “half birthday”? If not, how do you deal? I truly want to know!