Standing in the bank queue today, a customer in front of us was having an amiable chat with the cashier, and it became obvious they were friends.
The subject of entertaining came up, and it appears it’s the customer’s birthday tomorrow, and she’s getting married on Saturday.
We offered our congratulations and birthday wishes.
A Christmas birthday, and a Christmas Wedding. How lovely.
As a child, birthdays meant parties, cards and presents, and for Christmas there were always plenty of the latter.
But what about kids that were born on or around Christmas? Do they miss out on the celebrations, or have two in quick succession?
We became friendly with a couple with such close events, his birthday being on the 26th December and their wedding anniversary on the 27th. They seemed quite happy to enjoy the season’s festivities for three consecutive days, but then they are adults. How he was as a boy I have no idea.
Last year, my great niece gave birth on Christmas Day. It wasn’t clear until about 6 months ago that she’d actually had a boy since she used a unisex name, plus I haven’t seen or spoken to her since 2010.
My sister gave us a special calendar on our last visit with pictures of my Mum for every month, and a photo of the five generations on the front. This will probably be the nearest I get to meeting him.
But I digress a little………….
At school, I knew of one person whose birthday was Dec 25th, but he never celebrated it. He had Christmas like everyone else, and then on 25th June, his family would give him a ‘Half’ birthday party so that he never missed out.
Someone else apparently had two piles of presents on Christmas Day.
Another had just one pile of presents, but cash in his birthday cards.