If you were born around the holidays, you know that the struggle is real.
Each year, it’s a constant battle to get everyone together to celebrate. You’re tired of hearing the same things over and over. And you're tired of getting cheated out of your rightful presents!
Yes, the holidays are hectic and everyone already has plans. Yes, there are about a thousand Christmas parties to go to. And yes, everyone is broke from buying the whole world a Christmas gift.
But seriously, who cares? Forget Jesus, it’s my special day.
Why is it so hard to get some damn attention?
If you’re a December baby, there are a few things that drive you absolutely crazy.
Many of your friends and even family members will be out of town for most of the month. Maybe if they have time, they’ll stop by.
But you’ve learned by now not to get your hopes up.
Your annual birthday gift to yourself is eating cake and watching Netflix in your pajamas. You don’t really expect anything more.
People don’t even know the exact date of your birthday anymore. They just know it’s sometime around Christmas, and maybe they’ll remember to wish you happy birthday before New Years.
However, the worst part of all, hands down, is getting combined gifts.
I swear if I hear “this is for both your birthday and Christmas” one more time…
If you give me just one present at Christmas, it’s clearly not a birthday present. And no, it absolutely does not count if you wrap it in birthday wrapping paper.
Christmas and birthday presents are meant to be separate. They are two completely different occasions.
One celebrates my majestic birth into this world and the other, well that’s not even important.
But clearly, the two should not be combined.
If joint presents were a real thing all year round, I think people would start to think twice about it. Hey, do you remember that awesome birthday present I got you in June?
Well surprise, that now counts as your Christmas present too. Guess I’m done with my shopping for the year!
If my birthday were any other month of the year, I would be getting multiple presents.
My friends would probably still be in town, and I’d have my own unique day to celebrate just me.
So no, I’m not selfish for wanting my own day. I deserve just as many gifts as everyone else. I am certainly worthy of more than one last minute, half-assed combined present.
Why should December be any different than any other month of the year?
The answer is – it shouldn’t.
Let’s get over all this holiday supremacy and start treating December babies the way they deserve. And most importantly, let's stop cheating them out of their fair share of presents!
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