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Growing up, I always had to share my birthday month with my little brother. His birthday came first on Feb. 4, and then three long weeks would pass until it was my birthday, Feb. 24. The funny thing is we are the same age for about three weeks out of the year. We’re what you call "Mexican twins," born 11 months apart. Every year, his birthday card from me reads something like this, "So, you’ve caught up with me once again . . ."
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Sharing a birth month meant lots of joint birthday parties growing up. It also means we would celebrate our birthdays near his actual birth date, then when mine rolled around, it was all "we already celebrated your birthday already, remember?" OK, so I’m still a tad bitter about this whole birth month sharing.
My first son was born on Sept. 9. Then three years later, I had my third son (yes, I had another son in between — three children under the age of 3 aren't something I recommend if you enjoy quiet evenings and sanity), and he was born on Sept. 19. About three years later, I was pregnant once again and looking at another September due date. Sadly, I miscarried that time, so to this day, I only have two children that share a birth month. But it opened my eyes to this simple fact:
Turkey must be one helluva aphrodisiac.
No, really. How else do you explain all of these Thanksgiving conception dates? Turkey has been very, very good to me. I actually don’t mind that I have two children with the same birthday month. I make sure we celebrate them separately, and that they are recognized on their special day. I try my hardest not to lump them together.
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Do you have children born in the same month? How do you handle birthday celebrations?
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