My son is 3 years old , today !.....Dec 22nd ( The wife and he came home, from hospital, on Christmas Eve 3 yrs ago ) * My wife's family is quite disfunctional around the holidays....and tax season for that matter ! She tells me last week - "We'll celebrate his b'day on Friday 26th cos that's when I can get my family together." I nod..."okay".....( I don't like it at all.......sounded too much like my brother's crazy family ! ) * Yesterday, She comes to her senses - "Screw them !.....he needs to be celebrated ON HIS real birthday." I nod...."okay"....... ( you notice a pattern, right ?) * So, after work I'm to get balloons + a cake. * I said to my wife "So, he has two birthday celebrations...who cares ?...he won't !....I've known persons who celebrate their birthday ALL WEEK." * I was told "Birthdays around Christmas can get confusing because people are out shopping + attending holiday functions. Having people attend a birthday party can be tough to do sometimes.".....(..this person's son was born Dec27th ) * So.....what day were you born ? And how has it been with a birthday near Christmas ?