At our house, we barely have time to clean up the aftermath of Christmas before we are back in the party mood. Trina’s birthday is two days after Christmas and I am not allowed to forget that fact. Growing up with you birthday this close to Christmas must have been murder. After all, no one is going to be interested in sending a kid to a birthday party this close to a major holiday. And gift giving kind of gets lost between buying Christmas presents for everyone then having to come up with a birthday present besides. I’m sure there have been times where Trina got pajama tops for Christmas and pajama bottoms for her birthday just to spread the gifts out across both occasions. Sure there are perks to this like you never had to go to school on your birthday but then you never had a chance for your mom to bring treats to elementary school and have the kids sing to you either so I guess it can go both ways. I’ve always been sympathetic to this dilemma and since we’ve been married I have tried to do something special for her.

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