When Sharing A Birthday Is Just Fine
I always felt bad for those that were born on Christmas Day as it likely meant they got beat out of a lot of birthday presents over the years. Even your own family might have combined gifts for the two celebrations and it was pretty difficult to have a party on your actual birthday, December 25. Of course for some getting to share a birthday with Jesus Christ was something to brag about when you were growing up, especially if you went to Catholic school.
Another way your birthday is sure to be overlooked is when your first child is also born on the same day. My daughter-in-law Jill turns 35 Wednesyday and in her own home she will play second fiddle because her son (my grandson) Carter will be celebrating his 4th birthday and he’ll be the first to tell you his is a much bigger deal. It may be but Jill should not be overlooked and we’ll celebrate both birthdays with them very soon.
However for the most part Jill is willing to accept that the day belongs to Carter (she does not have much choice) and she will share in the joy that comes with being a kid on your birthday. Of course she likely remembers what it was like being his age and getting excited about balloons, cake, games and of course presents. She also has her family which will not overlook that 35 is sort of a milestone….halfway between 30 & 40. I'm sure my son Brandon will also treat Jill extra special.
No question Jill and Carter share an unbreakable bond…mother and child with the same birthday. How cool is that? By the way in 13 years Carter gets his driver’s license. Jill you will be…older.