On December 31st last year, my daughter Lára asked me what would happen in the new year. I later almost regretted saying "Well, you'll turn 5 next year".
January 1st: "When is my birthday?"
January 2nd: "When is my birthday?"
January 3rd: "When is my birthday?"
...and I guess you can imagine the rest. I think Lára asked me every day for some time, then a few times a week after that, from January till July 21st - when she finally turned 5. For 6 whole months she tried to imagine how much longer she had to wait for the big day.
"When's my birthday?"
"In July" I reply.
"When is July?"
"Well, now is February and it's Winter. We'll have to wait till Summer comes".
In Iceland we celebrate the official first day of Summer in the end of April (I forgot).
"Is it Summer yet?"
Still snowing outside.
"Well, yes, I guess..."
"Is it my birthday?"
"...ahh...your birthday is in the middle of the Summer, so we'll have to wait a little longer, sorry..."
* SO, I made this little print for everyone who simply can't wait for their birthdays. I sincerely hope it'll make it a little easier (also for the parents) to realise how much longer you have to wait when you can visually see the months you have to skip till it's FINALLY your birthday month!
* The print will be available in A3 format (11x16") upon request (also available in English)