9.30.2010

"It's like Christmas" -John


I used to always want to be a twin. I envyingly watched my sisters do everything together when I was little, and I was jealous. I know my parents are pretty dang glad that my sisters were the twins in the family, and not me. Raising me was too much fun to begin with. I can't imagine what two of me would have been like. I once found a birthday card for my mom that said something along the lines of, "Aren't you glad I wasn't a twin?" mingled with a happy birthday in there somewhere. She told me that was the funniest, and most accurate birthday card I've ever given her. So, while I wasn't born a twin, and never had to share most of my clothes (I just got the hand-me-downs), toys, or a birthday for that matter, with another sibling (birthday cake, presents, the ENTIRE DAY), I scored the next "best" thing to being a twin. I married a man who has the same birthday as me. Or I have the same birthday as him? Probably a little more accurate, since he is two years older. Either way, we've tired to make it easy for people to remember. Fortunately enough (for me, more than for him), the sharing of clothes, does in fact, accompany this relationship. I like wearing his scrubs around the house, and he may or may not wear my socks to church on occasion. Not because he REALLY wants to though.

We've joked and said we should trade off whose birthday we celebrate each year. BUT, what fun would that be? I love birthday's. Not the whole getting older part, just the whole, "personal" holiday aspect of it all. And who better to share a birthday with, than the man I love?

We both kind of feel like it's Christmas today, since we're now sharing this holiday of ours, and woke up early and opened presents (although, in my family, we don't open Christmas presents until sometime around noon). We feel like everyone else should be celebrating their birthday's today, too. Like Christmas, it can be a universal holiday. So, here's to one year older for the both of us, (or everyone), and hopefully a little wiser too.

9 comments:

Lauren Kay said...

"It's like Christmas!" I love it! Sounds like so much fun too. HAPPY BIRTHDAY you guys!!!! I hope it's a wonderful day! (And, I just had a funny thought, some day down the road, your kids will probably be surprised when they find out that not all parents have the same birthday.)

Cynthia Lovell said...

Speaking of christmas, I can't wait to see you guys at christmas, but until then Happy Birthday!! You guys are great!

Steve said...

Happy birthday to both of you...e seu gato novo.

Cynthia Lovell said...

Happy Birthday!!! Love your Blog!!! I LOVE reading about all your "Adventures"! Have a GREAT Day!

ps the first entry with my name was JULIE.

AJ Candrian said...

Happy birthday Amy! Happy birthday John! (I'll still acknowledge the fact that you are individuals, which is sometimes more than I got on my birthday) Now you know how it feels.

Joy said...

Happy Birthday to John! Happy Birthday to Amy! What time was John born? Maybe you can each celebrate your own special minute of the day. (I believe Amy was born around 7:30 p.m....please look and let me know). Love you both!

The Richmans said...

I never minded sharing a bday with Andrea, but I hated sharing it with everyone else (Valentine's Day). Hopefully you will always love sharing your day with John, but if not, I was actually thinking about this last night (not sure why), but you could celebrate a day just for you on Sept. 28th, John on the 29th and then together on the 30th?

Also, I'm pretty sure you hardly ever got hand me downs. As long as I can remember, mom always bought you your own clothes because you were difficult. :)

Rob said...

from Lorena:
Hope you had a happy birthday, Amy AND John. Thanks for making it easy to remember.
Aren't we so selfish that we are making you come visit us in order to cash in on your gifts?

Carlita said...

that IS like christmas! fun.

and happiest of bdays!