RETIRED HW3D QAV Director (QAV Queen Bee)
Happy Birthday and welcome back, vulcanis!!
Ah sure why would you want to forget a birthday Pen? Any excuse for celebration has to be a good one.
Aaah maybe...but after 50 of them you start to want to forget and blowing out those candles...it's worse than a bushfire!
I'm a December baby too--the eleventh, exactly two weeks before Christmas--but I actually love it: I can ask for bigger gifts and say they're for both birthday and Christmas. But I'm also an only child; maybe my opinion would be different if I had siblings. My mom is one of six (the first four in four and a half years, then the next two six and twelve years later respectively), my dad one of three; I don't plan to have more than one or two...That's a lot of children!
Happy birthday to all the December babies!
I'm a December baby (sorry, I don't ever post my real birth day or year in public forums), and can relate to the "Happy Birthday/Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Birthday/MerryChristmas" gifts from childhood.
Of course, we didn't really celebrate Christmas, so the whole "getting a ton of Christmas presents" is kind of alien to me . We got small gifts each night of Hannukah. But some of them were definitely combo gifts
For those not in the US, on your federal income taxes you get a tax deduction for children who lived with you in the calendar year. The deduction is the same whether your child is born on January 1st or December 31, so I always jokingly refer to myself and others born the last few weeks of December as "tax deduction babies".