Wednesday was Kody's half birthday. Sadly, throughout my life I have noticed that the majority of the population does not share my enthusiasm for half birthdays. I'm quite puzzled by this. Why not take a time out to celebrate? Everyone needs a day to feel special, and quite frankly one day a year isn't enough for me. Growing up my mom always made a big deal about our half birthdays. I thought it was normal. None of my friends ever knew what I was talking about. "Half birthday, what's that? You're weird!" I get that a lot....the you're weird part. Anyway, something happened this year and it has bothered me since January 16, my half birthday. This was the first half birthday of my life that my mom did not call or send me something. I thought it wasn't going to bother me, but it did. It wasn't that I didn't get a present or a special cupcake, but as I have gotten older maybe the little things that we used to enjoy aren't as important as they used to be. Let me tell you this is a myth! I still love my half birthday and I will cherish it always. Because of this I have vowed that I will always make a big deal about half birthdays when I have children...in about 20 years.
For those of you who are wondering, a half birthday falls exactly six months after your actual birthday. If you can't do the simple math, go to the website below. There is a calculator that will do the thinking for you. Amazing! Also, there are some great cards and party gear made specifically for half birthdays. http://yourhalfbirthday.com/
Happy half to you whenever that may be!