Having a birthday tied to a major holiday can be a mixed blessing. For some the extra festivities are exciting, but to others it doesn’t feel like “your” day. Everyone deserves to celebrate their birthday and find ways to make it special regardless of the date it falls on.
Initially my son’s December due date didn’t phase me. I assumed he would arrive a little early like his sister, which would put his birthday at the end of November. My daughter loves her Halloween birthday and I figured a Thanksgiving birthday wouldn’t be too bad either. I thought my biggest birthday dilemma would revolve around whether or not to combine the kids’ birthday parties each year.
Instead my son arrived at the beginning of December. Smack dab in the middle of the holiday season.