There is a strange set of occurrences that goes on in my household during the month of May. Not only do we have the regular holidays of May Day (a big one in my house as we're Pagan), Mother's Day and Memorial Day, we also have four birthdays to shop for. That's right, I said four birthdays.
The first birthday of the month happens on the 3rd, it's my younger sister's birthday. She turned 27 years old this year. And oh geez, does hearing that number make me feel old. My younger sister, whom we shall lovingly refer to as Chibi (it's my special nickname for her), has Asperger's, a form of autism and according to her psychiatrist she will never mature past the age of 14, mentally. It's a tough pill to swallow, knowing my sister will always be a teenager in her mind, but I don't love her any less because of it. It makes me more cautious of her, I worry about her more, much more than I'm sure I would if she were mentally mature to her actual age but it goes with the territory I guess.
Second birthday of the month goes to my dear baby girl who just turned 1 year old yesterday, May 10th. We'll lovingly call her, Tigga (it's a nickname her dad and I came up with a while back). We had a combined party for my girls, my oldest was born in June, she'll be 2 this year, we'll call her Ari for short. It was an Art Party, we had crafts and painting, good food and friends, and so much fun.
I let each of the kids attending paint a canvas however they wanted to with tempera paint and then I sealed them all with high gloss clear coat so they wouldn't run or chip or flake off. I let them decorate their own cupcakes, it just all around loads of fun.
Let's not forget Mother's Day, that holiday is in there between my daughter's birthday and my birthday, which is next on the list of birthdays. And Mother's Day is pretty important to my family
The third birthday of the month belongs to me, May 21st. I will be 31 years old this year and that scares me. To be honest, that scares me a lot. I have two beautiful babes who are growing by leaps and bounds every day, a loving husband who cares for me and pampers me constantly and I don't really notice the days passing anymore. It all happens so fast and before I know it my youngest turned 1, my oldest will be 2 and all of my nieces and nephews are much older than I last remembered them to be.
Anyway, continuing on. There is Memorial Day in there to celebrate and last but not least is my lovely mother's birthday on May 29th. She will be a whopping 59 years old this year and is beyond grateful I gave her two beautiful granddaughters before she turned 60 years old. LOL
I guess what I'm getting at is the month of May is always my "go broke" month. I am always broke in May, doesn't matter what time of the month you catch me, I will be broke regardless. With so many holidays and birthdays in this month I just don't make enough money to cover them all and have some extra cash on hand.
If you're into zodiac signs and their definitions or meaning in any fashion then this will interest you a bit. My sister and my youngest daughter are both full Taurus'. Myself am a Taurus/Gemini combo because I was born on the cusp/ the edge, the time when one sign starts and another begins. My oldest daughter is a full Gemini. And last but not least is my husband. The odd ball out he is, because he's a Cancer/Leo. LOL
Basically, the summer months are my go broke months. I hate it and love it at the same time.
So there you have it, happy birthday month to me and the rest of my family members. LOL
BTW, I got a gorgeous new loop scarf, a brand spanking new leather watch, another knitted ivory scarf, a pair of mukluks, a sweet new pipe that turns green and pink when heated up and some other great stuff for mother's day and my birthday. ;)