Birthday Clustering

Yesterday my glorious daughter turned 5. Today my radiant son turned 10. In the maternity ward five years ago I quipped to the nurses, “The kids being born one day apart, I suppose I’m only fertile for one week each year”.

Replied one of them, “I think you’re probably only romantic for one week each year.”

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9 thoughts on “Birthday Clustering

  1. in the case of my parents, it was generally a cold snap before the heat went on in the fall… all of us were born in july too.

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  2. The nurse was of course just making a sour-grapes comment, and under the circumstances I had little opportunity to show her where things really stood. (-;

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  3. Thank you! Having met and been impressed by your kids, I have become suspicious. Kai, are you the biological father of my kids too? Or am I the unwitting progenitor of yours?

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  4. When the Only-begotten son was small, he seemed a mix of my brother and the mother’s sister, so we wondered whether he was our child at all…

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  5. How do you expain it when there’s clustering across generations? In my family it’s in January. There’s a cousin on the 21st, sister 22nd, another cousin 25th, my younger daughter on the 28th, my mother on the 30th and son the 31st.

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