Thursday, 25 October 2012

24 going on 6

I had intended to put this post up yesterday but I had to quickly get ready post-work and go back out as BH surprised me with a meal out. Aww. Still, at least no post meant that Bonnie Appreciation Day lasted for two days here :)

And the idea of a day making a difference (not to mention a day of celebration for a special girl :D) is quite apposite for this little musing, as it happens.

I was born on February 28th, 1988. Things got started at about 10.30 in the morning, to be exact (I apparently interrupted my Mum’s shopping trip... typical me. I was a little bit early, hence her unpreparedness).

And this matters why? Because 1988 was a leap year, so if I had been a little more patient (say, by one day) I would have been born on February 29th. And that day only occurs once every four years.

As a nearly-leap year baby I have often wondered what that would be like. I know I would get older by a year like everyone else, but, officially speaking, I would only get a birthday every four years, as Feb 29 would disappear from the calendar for the other three. And that would make me officially six right now, rather than twenty-four.

Which would probably explain a lot.

Little Penny says: bein six is great an I got a cake on my birfday an it was pink an I wore my faverit dress an I can count to six all by myself but I need to use bofe hands cos six is...

... more than five. I dunno how menny twennyfour is but it sounds ain-shunt!


  1. not to mention six is an entirely appropriate age for a naughty little girl to get her caboose painted red when she can't behave...

  2. Hug to Joey!

    Yah boo rasp to smuccatelli! ;)

  3. Many Happy Returns of the Day
    Happy Birthday Penny

  4. Thank you, Harry, but it isn't my birthday today! (It's my unbirthday ;D). My birthday is in February. I will be 24 and two thirds in three days' time, though.

  5. I think that is a perfect excuse for you to childish all you want, whenever you want... as long as you took the punishments :)


  6. Sweet. 24 sounds young to me. I was also born in a leap year. With a Feb. 29th birthday, I'd still be in Junior High.