Birthdays & Holidays

Tempe, Arizona
June 22, 2016 12:03pm CST
Good morning all!!! All but one of my children has already celebrated their birthdays, and it got me to thinking...It's funny and a bit strange (in a good way) that every last on of my kids' birthdays are either on a holiday or has some numerical meaning. Let me show you guys...My oldest birthday is on Memorial Day (5/30), my second is on Fathers' Day (6/19), my third is on Mothers' Day (5/8) and my last child's birthday is 8/08/08!!! Isn't that awesome!! Right now that really isn't a problem as none are mothers or fathers and I don't think that gifts are exchanged on Memorial Day, but later on when they are parents..boy is that going to hit my pockets!!! Lol! Is it standard practice to give birthday presents and gifts to acknowledge the holiday as well? I don't know...but if so isn't that the same as having a birthday on Christmas Eve or Day? How as a parent would you guys suggest I handle this? I am a single mother with limited income, but I don't want to seem "cheap" in the eyes of my greatest fans & loves!! Help!!
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
22 Jun 16
My grandfathers birthday was on 12/24 but we celebrated it on that day and also on Christmas day and that way he wasn't cut short on gifts.
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
That is pretty cool. My brother and sister are twins and I was born on their 8th birthday so when I have a birthday I have to buy two presents! But it's all okay.
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• Tempe, Arizona
25 Jun 16
@JudyEv..that is so awesome!!! You're not going to believe me, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Here goes..My mom's birthday is 8/18 and my birthday is 8/21...it gets better..my oldest brother's birthday is 9/20 and my youngest sister's birthday is also 9/20!! Then I have identical twin brothers' whose birthday is, of course on the same day, 9/30!!! Isn't that just the cat's meow?!? I love it!
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jun 16
@Stefanygray That certainly is the cat's meow!
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 16
@LoriAMoore I used to think I must have been adopted as it was too much of a coincidence! :)
@1hopefulman (27379)
• Canada
25 Jun 16
Birthdays and holidays are too commercialized and it's all about the wrong things. The important things are not about money but about love and they can be given ant time and don't have a monetary value to it. It's interesting that we never see Jesus celebrate a birthday or celebrate Christmas. This is just a different way of looking at things.
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• Tempe, Arizona
26 Jun 16
exactly!
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• United States
22 Jun 16
Its so cool that our birthdays are all on holidays. Maybe that's why I love the holidays so much lol
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• Tempe, Arizona
22 Jun 16
@Seeking Lulu..You know that I planned it that way...Lol!!!
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@MissNikki (2676)
• Canada
30 Jun 16
A birthday on 8/8/8 sounds very lucky to me! Maybe make a favorite meal like their favorite food on their birthday to make it that extra bit special.
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• Tempe, Arizona
30 Jun 16
@MissNikki I will try that..she's about to turn 8 yrs so far her favorite food is pizza!
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@MissNikki (2676)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
@Stefanygray Sounds like a great choice for an 8th birthday!
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
22 Jun 16
I think you will come up with great gifts for those unusual birthdates. As long as they know they are loved by you, "cheap" is all right. However, saving little bits of extra money now and setting it aside could come in handy for future gifts.
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• Tempe, Arizona
22 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Great idea!!
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@JESSY3236 (6250)
• United States
30 Jun 16
My fiance's birthday is on Christmas Day. He hates it because it's always a reminder that he is getting older.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
23 Jun 16
Just take it as it comes and do what you need to do. gifts don't really matter, it's loving thoughts and laughter that makes for happiness.
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@paigea (21974)
• Canada
16 Jul 16
those are cool birthday dates all right.