Thursday, July 1, 2010


July is birthday month for the nation and most of the people in my household--me, my husband and my eldest child. We all fall within 5 days of each other. If I expand that to 14 days, I include my father. Maybe that's why we all get along so well. But when I was in preschool, July birthdays sucked. Our teacher used to draw a picture of a birthday cake on the board and then the lucky student had their mother bring cupcakes.

Well, not wanting to be left out, I proudly proclaimed my birthday during the school year. (It's been awhile since said incident and I don't recall the story I made up or when I declared my birthday.) But my mother was not pleased with my fib. Oh, she played along with my mischief, but I got a good lecture when I got home. That ended my fibbing career. Facing mother's wrath wasn't something I wanted to do again.

Maybe, that's why I make up stories as an adult.


Dana Mentink said...

Happy birthday wishes to all your July bday peeps!

PamelaTracy said...

I taught elementary school for years. I took the months that either had no birthdays or had few birthdays and we did special things for summer birthdays. But, it wasn't the same.

Leann said...

I wish you would've been my teacher.