....I turned 34.
In honor of this momentous day (at least in my mom's and my life), I bring you:
The Pros and Cons of a Birthday 5 Days Before Christmas...
Pro: So many twinkle lights that you almost feel like they've been put there just for you.
Con: So many twinkle lights that you ALMOST feel like they've been put there just for you.
Pro: The decorations are beautiful.
Con: The decorations have absolutely NOTHING to do with you or your birthday.
Pro: It's usually pretty easy to find yourself off of work or school because you were taking vacation anyway.
Con: All of your friends are also on vacation, usually in another part of the country, and so no one is available to help you celebrate.
Pro: All those tasty cookies.
Con: So many cookies that no one wants cake.
Pro: It's your birthday and aren't all birthdays good no matter when they are.
Con: It's also Jesus' birthday.
(Picture me here holding out my hands, one on each side, moving them up and down like a scale, saying, "Jesus' birthday," while moving one up, and "Danielle's birthday," while simultaneously moving the other down. It think you get the point here.)
Con: All of them are combination birthday/Christmas presents and are wrapped in Christmas paper.
Pro: Birthday money.
Con: All of it spent on other people's Christmas presents.
Pro: The sweet cards.
Con: They all read, "Hey Christmas baby....."
And I wonder why I've always had a love/hate relationship with this holiday.
Moral of the story....plan your conception activities so the kid is born sometime between February and November, NOT around Christmas. Or, at least if it is, have the sensitivity of my mother (who's birthday is tomorrow and also suffered the misfortunes of a Christmas birthday growing up) and make sure to go ABOVE and BEYOND in making it feel like a separate, special occasion, even down to stealing and re-wrapping your friends presents in birthday paper. Thanks mom. The mani/pedi/latte/lunch was great!
I'm chock full of sugary, buttercreamy goodness. And now I'm off to indulge in a bath with my new smelly bath stuff in my nice clean (thanks Doug) tub, while listening to my new i-thingy.
Hello 34, I'm Danielle.