My youngest turned 4 today.

He’s been talking about it non-stop for a couple of days, about how excited he’ll be to be 4, because when he’s 4, he’ll be as big as brother,and when he’s 5, he’ll be as big as daddy!

No comment.

So he gets up sometime in the middle of the night and crawls onto my couch with me. I wake up to his feet poking into my belly while he snores, and his brother turning on the tv. Pretty soon he wakes up and realizes today is the big day.

He says “Mommy, today’s my birthday, let me go see what I got!”. He climbs down and starts heading into the living room. I follow. He’s standing in the middle of the living room, lip trembling, tears starting to roll down his face.

“Mommy, you said there would be presents, but Santa didn’t bring me nothin’!!!”

9 Comments on The Downside of a Post-Christmas Birthday

  1. Paul
    January 7, 2009 at 10:12 am (9 years ago)

    I hope he has a great birthday, even if it’s not Christmas 🙂

  2. Summer
    January 7, 2009 at 1:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Aww, how sad. Poor guy!

  3. J
    January 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Too cute! Poor thing. I hope you explained that Santa doesn’t do birthdays, no matter what time of year they occur. 😉

  4. stepiphany
    January 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm (9 years ago)

    Awww poor kid. I thought the pre-Christmas birthday was hard. William was four the year he told us, right after his birthday party, “Well you can take that tree down now, my birthday’s over!”

  5. Kelly
    January 8, 2009 at 11:03 am (9 years ago)

    Oh no! That is so sad. Please send him a hug from this gal with a December 30th birthday.

  6. jerseygirl89
    January 11, 2009 at 3:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh, poor baby! And I thought my oldest’s pre-Christmas birthday was tough.

  7. Tiffany
    January 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm (9 years ago)

    My oldest Daughter’s birthday is Dec 3rd and for the longest time she was afraid that she might not get a bday because it was so close to xmas. Nothing I could do could convince her that it was fine and she would not be forgotten on either holiday.

  8. Ken Allan
    January 14, 2009 at 3:45 pm (9 years ago)

    Kia ora

    4’s a cute age.
    Cuter if he’s your youngest.
    Count the huggy hours.
    My youngest is 14 and still
    hugs me.

    Catchya later
    from Middle-earth

  9. Diddums
    January 16, 2009 at 7:19 am (9 years ago)

    Maybe you should start giving him a Happy Birthday stocking with little gifts, just to keep him occupied till his real pressies come out. 🙂


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