September 24, 2010

June is the New September

We are up and off in the morning to work on our... 4th or 5th Eagle Scout project in the last 6 months. We now have two boys in our Troop that have just made Eagle and three more waiting to complete their project and have their final review.

They've all been so dang different and... a learning experience each and every one.
So... I know y'all have guessed. I was over at HOZ's and it was a funny post about her birthday, falling out of a chair, funny comments about stiff necks, etc, and I happened to mention something about loving September babies.

I do! I love September babies! They make me laugh! For, if you were born in September, possibly early October, you are the product of... Christmas or New Year's... maybe even Valentine's Day.

Aiming this at September babies, 9 months previously, Mom and Dad were probably in some sort of festive mood, possibly knocking back a few, feeling all warm and cozy with the giving feeling of the Spirit of Christmas. This continues through New Years and Voila! You have a plethora of babies.

Now... I know I was conceived on Christmas Eve. TGOO never hid the fact, he being the one that set up the family album. There on the first page, I believe, is a picture of my Mom, sitting on a couch, her legs tucked up on the couch as well, smiling sweetly, wearing something special (not risque). Mom has always looked good. At that age, she looked like Liz Taylor.

*Update, corrected by TGOO* TGOO, being oh not so subtle, wrote on the bottom of the picture in pen, something like, "Christmas Eve, 1964, BC" where BC stands for Before Children Conception.

So I've just always known. It's never bothered me. It just... is. And I thought it was kind of funny.

You would not BELIEVE how many people I've had the following conversation with (no joke):

Me: Oh! You're a September baby...

Person: Yup.

Me: Looks like Christmas was a very happy time for your parents too, hunh?

Person: *blink* What?

Me: 9 months before... Christmas parties... Christmas Eve, Christmas Day... New Years...?

Person: OMG! I've never thought of it it that way...

Really? Please. Give me a break. How can you NOT realize it?

Anyway, I was over at HOZ(I've linked to my favorite post of hers... a new one, as it reminds me of Bones) and I wrote about the Christmas/September birthday phenom in the comments, and I started to wonder, how many September birthday babies, have June babies?

Because... folks... when you have kids, when you have babies, there isn't a lot of sleep in a house. When there are little people in the house, there isn't a lot of anything going on but survival. Get it? hint hint?

So as tired as you are, passing each other in the hallways like ships in a night, changing diapers, cleaning up puke, pacing the floors with crying babies, and all that comes with it... something will occur that will make you remember that you REALLY ARE MARRIED and that person REALLY DOES HAVE A CONNECTION to you.

Birthdays will ring the bell. Holidays. Anniversaries. Special events. Sometimes that event just being, 'Holy sh--, we have a sitter!', which usually centers around anniversaries and birthdays as well.

And that... my friends... is how Bones came about. He doesn't know this. I'm waiting for the day that he counts back 9 months and realizes that he was conceived on 8 September. It's going to happen. With Bones? The unmathmatical mind? It could be 20 years from now. But mark my words, it's GOING to happen.

And that led me to... how many festive Christmas holidays ultimately resulted in June grandchildren?

I know... it's a stretch and a sickness. It is. But that's where my math mind went.

What is the correlation between September (possibly Oct) birthdays and June (possibly July) birthdays? And as Roses pointed out, I really needed both spouses bdays, but most of y'all provided it, so it's cool. (If you've not read Roses, you should. She's one of the funniest blogs out there...)

And of the folks that answered that someone had a Sept/Oct bday, nearly 50% had a baby with a June/July bday. That's not a bad stat... we may be off here and there, but it's dang close.

So... as Christmas approaches, as you find yourself feeling festive and frisky this Christmas with your 'in child bearing years' spouse, you may find yourself with a September baby... and in turn... in 30 years, find yourself with a June grandbaby.

Dang, if I could parlay this weird analytical talent of mine into something that paid... I'd be rich.

Posted by Boudicca at September 24, 2010 10:43 PM

Valentine's Day. Twice. Beware of men bearing chocolate.

Posted by: PeggyU at September 25, 2010 04:06 AM

Yep, you have a great mind. I thought about that as a teenager when I realized my sister was an august birthday as well. Never took it to the next level as you have. Very funny!

Posted by: vwbug at September 25, 2010 06:37 AM

Even though I fit the timeline, I don't fit the pattern. My wife Liz had been rendered sterile by complications from her previous pregnancy, so we spent several years not worrying about new babies. Daughter Rachael is our little miracle.

But then, aren't they all?

Posted by: Ted at September 25, 2010 08:36 AM

Parents Anniversary is September ... I was suppose to be born in June but ended up coming a month early ...

Your theory fits all my siblings ...

Brother born in early July, parents were married in Sept. Sister (born 2 months early), 7 months earlier was my mothers bday.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 25, 2010 09:10 AM

Our anniversary is mid-May ... all of our children are in March. Just sayin'

Posted by: The Thomas at September 25, 2010 10:14 AM

It's like a second wave of baby boomers.
The first wave is born in September, and they produce the second wave in June.

Very cool!

Of course, since you began this post by mentioning Scout projects, I was afraid this was a study one of your boys was doing for a badge!

(And thank you for the shout out. Been getting extra hits from you all day!)

Posted by: Roses at September 25, 2010 11:01 AM

BTW, two of my siblings were born one year and one week apart beginning of July.
Dad's birthday is the end of September.

::shakes head::

Posted by: Roses at September 25, 2010 11:04 AM

My kids' birthdays are a week apart in August...I gave a lot of thanks at Thanksgiving. And speaking of thanks, I greatly appreciate the links!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at September 25, 2010 11:53 AM

Heh- brother born in October, me born in July.

Posted by: Rave at September 25, 2010 12:10 PM

half my babies were conceived on vacation...

Posted by: patti at September 25, 2010 01:50 PM

My middle son was born Sept. 21. He was the result of a New Year's eve celebration.

My mom's birthday is Jan. 17, My oldest sister and I were both born in October (16 and 29th).

My grandmother's birthday is in April. My mother was born nine months later in Jan.

Posted by: sticks at September 25, 2010 07:49 PM

I am here to tell you, it is all about the celebratory sex, in particular when it's the 2nd child on. First children are usually planned... but all children after that? Things... change.

And it all makes me laugh! It really does.

And Roses- You're one of my faves. You crack me up.

Mrs. Who, any time girl, you make me think and laugh. I love the post on the little boy who was running. That is so Bones... and VW's little guy. Boys so love to run! You are one of the things right with the school system.

Posted by: Bou at September 25, 2010 08:32 PM

Um, is it ok to say that Mr. Smoochy was conceived on Easter Sunday?? We weren't rip roarin' or anything like that but we found a reason to celebrate. :-)

Posted by: pfb at September 26, 2010 07:11 AM