Happy Leap Day

I imagine for a lot of people who were born on this day, there’s a lot of leaping going on. For joy because they can finally celebrate their birthday on their…well, birthday.

I never really give much thought to Leap Year, or Leap Day. I’m not sure if I have much to talk about in regards to it except how much it has to suck for people born on this day when they’re children. How do you explain to your child that…well, honey, I know this sounds really strange, but your birthdate will disappear from the calendar every four years. I know, sweetie, but I promise to get you a pony on your eighth birthday.

But then I get to thinking…technically they’d age of course, but they could also argue that since they don’t have an actual birthday every year, they age four times slower than everyone else. So while we’re sitting here with our mundane birthday every year and aging, they’re all like “well, I’m actually only twenty until 2016 and then I’ll be twenty-one”. I would totally use that argument if I were born on Leap Day.

Happy Leap Day folks, and if today is your birthday…I’m so jealous, you clever people!

*Danica takes no responsibility for the inanity of this post because she really doesn’t have anything to say about Leap Day/Year other than how jealous she is that she’s aging faster than Leap Day babies.*

About danicaavet

Danica Avet lives and writes in the wilds of South Louisiana. Unmarried with no children, she's the proud pet of two cats and a dog. With a BA in History, she decided there were enough fry cooks in the world and tried her hand at writing. Danica loves losing herself in the antics of her characters and blushes more often than not at the things they do. She likes to define her work as paranormal romance with a touch of Cajun spice, but most times her characters turn the notch up to "five-alarm fire"!
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3 Responses to Happy Leap Day

  1. Micki Gibson says:

    I never really give Leap Year/Day/Whatever much thought either. I suppose if I always owed taxes, I’d appreciate that extra day before April 15 before paying off Uncle Sam, but aside from that…meh. And I agree this day probably sucks for little kids who have this day for their birthday, but can you imagine a worse scenario? Imagine if you were one of two twins where you were born on February 29 and your sibling was born on either February 28 before you or on March 1st after you? I bet that would be cause for some drama over the years. Dang, I should write that idea down. “Leap Baby” (Okay, there. I just wrote it down.) Take care and happy Leap Day!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    Today, I read somewhere that there are 5 million leap year birthdays. That seems low … so i assume they meant in the U.S. And it may mean that each Feb. 29th, there are five million more kids born. Whatever. I’m glad I’m not one of them.
    I’ll have more to say tomorrow. Ha.

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