SOrry to vent a bit here but with my last trip out into the holiday madness of the grocery store put me out me over the edge a bit.
So EVERYONE I tell that I have a Christmas due date, particularly ladies in the grocery store, tell me how horrible it will be for this poor babe to have a birthday around Christmas time and how he or she will grow up as a deprived child because they won't have the full lime-light on their "special day." Well true, if birthdays are celebrated as the narcisstic extravaganzas that they are in our cutlture, than certainly one would feel a bit put out having to share their moment of glory with oh, say, only the most important human EVER in the history of mankind.
Sure it gives mom more to do during the Christmas season, always having a birthday to prepare for in addition to everything else but I can't think of a more beautiful, peaceful or divine season of year to be born other than the Christmas season. All my siblings but me were born in the Christmas season and I always loved having all the birhday parties around Christmas time with all the decorations up. In fact, it fit perfectly with the festivity of the season.
Additionally I find it interesting that the old European tradtion is to celebrate one's feast day or "name day" as a birthday with cake, presents etc. In fact the opposite of the current birthday madness. Instead of "glory be to me" the child is immediatley made aware of the veneration of the saint under whose patronage they have been established.
After all, its not like thousands of people don't all have the same birthday as me or those ladies at the grocery store or anyone else for that matter.
So while this pregnancy continues I only get happier knowing that this child will most likley have a birthday some time in the Christmas season. .. . .hope I haven't ruined everyone's Christmas eve with my rantings. . . .