As I called the doctors office the other day I found myself explaining to the receptionist, again, why I can’t keep my kiddos birthday’s straight.
See our family has something with the numbers 0, 1, and 2′s.
All three children were born on either the 21st or 12th of their month.
All three children have the numbers 00, 02, or 11 in their year.
Our wedding date is also a 21.
I am dyslexic folks. There are limits to my remembering skills…
And heaven help me I can’t remember who was born when the second the receptionist anywhere puts me on the spot.
Quickly I feel my brain trying to sort which child and which 2 or 1 or 0 I need to put into the correct order.
Totally limits to my course. We laugh about it though…
I tease that God has a fantastic sense of humor giving the dyslexic girl such obsactles in life.
But there is one very special 21 in my life.
It has to be June 21.
Of every year. Oh yes, it typically falls on the Summer solstice…..
Hence why we chose that day for our wedding all those years ago.
15 years to be exact. This year was also our 20th for living together.
My 19 (2 weeks past 18) year old self moved in with 17 (2 weeks past 16) year old Daryl in May of 92.
Oh the scandal.
I love a good town scandal though and even better….we proved all the neigh sayers way wrong.
I have never blamed the town folk for all the gossip but moving in was really my only option since I lived 10 hours away at the time.
I was driving up and down that road each month for several months.
Looking back at it we realized that when I moved in with his family we had only actually spent maybe 15 days accumulative over three years together.
Talk about a “long distance relationship”!
So in I moved and have never looked back once. What a fantastic ride this life has been.
We married 5 years later and then began our journey to have children.
It was a bumpy ride and finally 3 years after we were married…
To the same exact day!
Came baby Adam.
He was due on July 4th so it seriously had never occurred to us that he may steal our wedding anniversary.
But he did.
I always say he was the best anniversary gift I have ever received. How could Daryl EVER top it?
I still laugh that Haley came 2 years later and tried very hard to steal our birthday
(yes, Daryl and I also share our birthdays one day apart, clearly our family likes to double up on dates.)
There it is…if you ever ask me a child’s birthday you will now understand why I will hesitate and look like you just gave me a huge math problem to work out in my head.
Sadly if you ask their name I might end up going down the list as well mixing up all the names … especially with the boys!
I have many limits apparently when it comes to my brains “filing system”
Happy anniversary to my soulmate and Happy birthday to my boy!
I love my boys dearly!