We have never celebrated half birthdays in our house.
We've never needed to, and with 5 kids, if we added half birthdays in, we would be celebrating all the time! too much!
Well, Emily is our first summer birthday. So start of preschool this year and snack calendar predetermined for us that she would bring bday treats and have share day on her half birthday. EXCEPT, that her half birthday is the day after Christmas. Break for school.
She had been asking for 2 months prior to Christmas if it was almost her half birthday yet, and telling EVERYONE, (literally, think check-out lines, pharmacy, boys' batting lesson instructors), about her half birthday coming up....for about a month before Christmas.
Well because of Christmas break, preschool moved her half bday celebration to January 26. Like it wasn't a long enough wait already and like explaining this to a 3 year old makes any sense.
"I know honey, your half birthday IS December 26 but since it's Christmas break you will have your half bday at school January 26".
It didn't make sense to her, and only confused her more....and made her MAD that she had to wait longer for something she was already asking everyday for!!!
Well, it finally came. And preschool scheduled pajama day for the same day, so of course, Emily thought that was JUST for her bday celebration! The neighbors even fueled it more and brought her a little half bday gift!!