My second grade daughter’s birthday is September 21, so today, March 21, she is getting excited. She tells me it’s her half-birthday. What? She will be exactly eight years and six months old. Let’s celebrate! She would love it if I told her that, if we calculated the half in terms of an exact half-year, she would have to celebrate on another day. She already snarls at arithmetic, so why not bare her teeth for another number conundrum?
So what will she do for this great day? Well, we could check the half-birthday web site: yes, it exists. Its ideas play a lot on the ‘half’ part. I am not looking forward to her having half-presents. Wrapping only, with the present to come on the birthday? Promises to pay down half for gift cards for the actual birthday? I cannot see her going wild over half-slices of cake or 4 1/4 candles only. Her mother is planning to take her to dinner: early evening half-price special, I think.
But, I wont be half-hearted, so will wish her fully a happy half-birthday.