Jon and I were just hashing and hashing about something. We both think we are being really logical. We agreed we should turn it over to our dear readers. Whatever you decide, we will live by. We even shook on it.
Here is the dilemma. February holds Valentine’s Day and our anniversary. Early March is my birthday. So, throw in Christmas in late December and in nearly a three month span all my “special” days are used up. (Yes, I am talking about receiving surprises, but also just fun days spent with family, etc). Now, I am also pretty tight with money, so getting gifts is oh-so-fun. Jon and the girls’ birthdays are in late fall. That leaves a long, fiesta-less stretch and I am all about something to plan and anticipate…
Amy’s Proposal: “Hey Jonny, let’s just not celebrate my birthday in March and instead celebrate it the same day in June!”
Amy’s rationale: It will spread out the fun, instead of containing it all so tightly. I am not expecting anything on my March birthday. No dinner, no gifts but he should still say, “Happy Birthday”. I am not just saying it. I mean it. We will just move my special day to June.
Jon’s rationale: Basically, I don’t want to be the one of the people that only says “Happy Birthday” and nothing else on the day we commemorate Amy’s birth! Also, what makes a birthday so special is that the whole world…or at least everyone Amy knows, makes her feel special or goes out of their way to do something fun. You can’t duplicate the specialness on an off the date day. On top of it all, when parents, grandparents, etc are suggesting ideas for Amy and giving gifts, I will feel like a heel to have not done anything more than say “Happy Birthday”. Oh and when people ask what I got Amy for her birthday, she will feel sad if she says “nothing, we are waiting to celebrate it for a few months”. And (I am secretly scared that despite what Amy is saying, she does want something more special on her birthday than just a verbal “Happy Birthday”). So I am stuck in between a rock and a hard place. Do we just make two days “Amy’s Birthday”???
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