- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2018
My name is Nona99 and I have a holiday birthday, I can tell you that it totally, unabashedly, royally sucks 98.2% of the time, with the only awesome thing being, I NEVER work on my birthday…that being said, neither does anyone else…so going out is not an option.
This all started a long time ago, my folks were deliriously in love, happily married and expecting me, their second child…problem is, I was due the first week of December…so everyone thought it was a capital idea to give my parents all kinds of Christmas crap with the year and so on engraved, stamped or sewn on it…I was mind blowingly late and being born at the leisurly brunching hour of New Year’s Day the next year…all of my baby’s first paraphanelia has the wrong year on it AND, my parents could not claim me on their taxes, something I have yet to live down as an adult….I was however born with a flaming crown of auburn curls, so if you ask me and my Mom, it was totally worth the wait.
Growing up, everyone was JUST getting over the Christmas hangover we all suffer from after a yule tide marathon of dinners and presents and driving and wrapping, not to mention whatever they did to themselves on New Year’s Eve, or as I like to call it “Amateur Hour”…so by the time my birthday rolled around, it was a miracle to get everyone together, let alone keep them from falling asleep…it will give you a complex, I’m serious.
Not that I mind it particularly, but as a service to all of us holiday babies, I would like to advise the rest of you of some pitfalls that can totally devastate a person JUST because they had the bad luck of being born around this time of year:
1. The Christmas/Birthday combination gift sucks, don’t do that or the favor will be returned, even if your birthday is in July.
2. Christmas Ornaments are not a good birthday gift, unless the person in question happens to be a Christmas tree.
3. Birthday gifts should get birthday paper and nothing else on them.
4. A birthday card totally rocks, because I get it, we all just blew our wad on the holiday, no monetary deposit required.
5. Calling the birthday boy or girl, even though we’re all totally sick of each other anyway goes a long way.
6. Waiting to take a holiday baby out to eat until AFTER all the Christmas decorations are down, is probably to coolest thing my sister does for me every year….that and she gives me the biggest jar of green olives she can find, but that’s just between us…
Either way, I know we all just about killed ourselves to create a memorable and special holiday for our loved ones, and that is amazing, but if you know someone who’s a holiday baby, pick up the phone, give them a call and let them know that you are happy they were born…I assure you, it will make their year!