UPDATE: Hugely Pregnant and Adorable Mary just called me from her hospital bed in TX. She’s 5 cm. dilated and waiting for her epidural. We chatted and laughed and prayed, then I sent her on her Mary way to push baby Jake into the Big Wide World. Love you, Mary! Baby Jake update in the morn!
My hugely pregnant friend Mary (is it okay if I call you that, Mare?) wrote a post last week that struck a chord deep, deep within me. She asserted that people with October birthdays have been hoodwinked, bamboozled, shafted.
Just look at the calendar hanging on your wall. Provided you remembered to flip the page a week ago, more likely than not, you’re staring at a hideous picture of goblins or jack-o-lanterns (or a puppy dressed as a witch).
Mary (who turns 26 on the 10th) is married to Seth (who is just four days her junior), and they’re expecting baby Jake sometime before Hideous Calendar Page Month comes to an end.
That poor family.
As a girl who was born on Halloween, I told Miss Mary she had nothin’ on me. And it only gets worse with age. As my birthday nears, my darling children aren’t plotting sweet surprises for their mama’s special day so much as they’re plotting how many different Beggars’ Nights they can go to in one week.
Call me the Trick-or-Treat Martyr.
I’m thinking from now on, all October calendar pages should be adorned with something like this.
I don’t know who to petition about this injustice, but I’m not just going to lie down and take it.
Okay, so maybe I am.
Anyway. I’m curious.
1. What’s your Birthday Month?
2. And where do you think it ranks among the other 11 as far as Cool Calendar Pages go? (1 being the awesomest, 12 the lamest)?
3. And why?