How Common Is Your Birthday? I Wish I Didn't Know
I love my birthday. I love the simplicity of the date -- 9/9/69. I love the day itself when everyone is (supposed to be) nice to me. I love the potential of gifts (stress potential since there usually aren't any). I just love feeling special.
But now I find out that September 9th is the second most popular birth date of the year! Over the years, I have collected more and more birthday buddies - I thought it was a coincidence. It was like we were in a special club. But it's not that special anymore. (This is the same thing that happened with my name!)
This infographic was recently developed from some New York Times data to show the most popular birth dates of the year from the last two decades. September 16th is the most popular day to be born and Christmas Day is the least popular.
Essentially Christmas rules the birthday world. Why? Fewest births on Christmas Day and guess when the conception date is for a September 16th birth? Christmas Eve.
Thanks to the Atlantic, I just found out the conception date for my birthday is December 17. I assume that is the day of many office parties or something along those lines to spur the group action.
Both my sons had the same due date (neither of them were born on it). Their conception date? The July long weekend. Instead of Independence Day (we were living in the U.S. at the time), it is called Conception Day in our home. (Was that TMI?)
My daughter's birthday is Christmas Eve. Back track and we end up at my husband's birthday. This whole discussion makes it seems like holidays are an aphrodisiac in our home, but I swear it's just a coincidence.
How about you? Where do your kids' birthdays fall on the list? When does yours?
Want more chaos? Last year I was outraged at a small town outlawing a perfectly natural act.