The Tricks and Treats of Having a Baby on Halloween
When I was given a due date of November 10th for my daughter, my first thought was, I want her to be born on Halloween. I doubted it would happen, but kept hoping and wishing since it was my favorite holiday. I mean how cool would it be to have a Halloween birthday, right?
Sharing a birthday with a holiday can be good and bad, depending on how you look at it. When I was given a due date of November 10th for my daughter, my first thought was, I want her to be born on Halloween. I doubted it would happen, but kept hoping and wishing since it was my favorite holiday. I mean how cool would it be to have a Halloween birthday, right?
To my surprise, she arrived exactly on Halloween. A few years later we still think it’s awesome, but it comes with its own unique set of challenges. So I present to you, the pros and cons of having a Halloween baby.
Pro: People think it’s a fun birthday. We receive a lot of enthusiastic responses when we share our daughter’s birth date.
Con: Some people think it’s unfortunate. When I shared my due date there were a few people who thought the idea was absolutely dreadful. We don’t talk to those people anymore.
Pro: You get to have really cool birthday parties. Costume parties—need I say more?
Con: You have to have really cool parties. Every. Year. You don’t have a good reason to skip throwing a Halloween birthday bash, but you always have to plan around trick-or-treating times and other major Halloween parties and activities. The pressure is on to outdo the previous years.
Pro: You get candy and cake. Halloween birthday celebrations are made for carboholics like me.
Con: It starts the holiday indulgence early. I can’t blame Thanksgiving dinner for my waistline when sneaking in candy and eating leftover cake, now can I?
Pro: You get to make/eat lots of desserts.
Con: Most of them will look creepy and possibly disgusting.
Pro: You can go all out with decorations.
Con: At some point all the reminders about death will make aging less fun.
Pro: You get to extend the celebration. Seriously, my daughter gets to wear her costume at least 5 times this week.
Con: Just kidding, there’s no con other than being a little confusing at times. Neither trick-or treating or her party are on her actual birthday this year.
I have to wonder what her brother will think when he gets older. How do we NOT have a Halloween birthday party every year? Will he think it is unfair how awesome her parties are?
Overall I still love it and find it fun to have a Halloween baby despite any cons (real or imaginary)!
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