It’s my birthday on Sunday. It will be something of a double whammy, as I realised that I’ve told two different people I’m a year younger than I actually am in the past two weeks, so it will be like getting two years older, in a way. Gulp!
I’m not that big on celebrating my birthday, because there’s always so much other stuff going on.
Here are 5 things you’ll know if you have a December birthday (or 5 things to consider if you know someone else who was born this month).
1 – The offer of joint gifts is never acceptable. Would you ask me if I wanted a combined Christmas and birthday present if I was born in June? No. Stop it.
2 – Everyone is busy with Christmas parties and work events and often can’t make it to your birthday plans.
3 – People are generally in a festively excitable mood anyway, so you don’t get your moment in the sun where people are jolly just for you (what an attention seeker!)
4 – You’re not sure if your post contains birthday or Christmas cards, so often open stuff by mistake.
5 – All your gifts come too close together. Nothing all year and then an overwhelming amount of stuff pretty much in one go. If there’s something you want in summertime you either need to buy it yourself or wait (not good if it’s something seasonal!)
On the plus side at least everyone is in a great mood and ready to celebrate. Imagine a January birthday when everyone is skint and on a detox. That would be awful.
Do you have any gripes about your birthday timing?
Thanks, as always, for reading! x