Birthday Clustering

Yesterday my glorious daughter turned 5. Today my radiant son turned 10. In the maternity ward five years ago I quipped to the nurses, “The kids being born one day apart, I suppose I’m only fertile for one week each year”.

Replied one of them, “I think you’re probably only romantic for one week each year.”


  1. #1 barbara huffert
    July 28, 2008

    Hahaha, so which is it?

  2. #2 peter
    July 28, 2008

    in the case of my parents, it was generally a cold snap before the heat went on in the fall… all of us were born in july too.

  3. #3 Patrick
    July 28, 2008

    Last week you were assuring us you were romantic a couple times a week!

  4. #4 Martin R
    July 29, 2008

    The nurse was of course just making a sour-grapes comment, and under the circumstances I had little opportunity to show her where things really stood. (-;

  5. #5 kai
    July 29, 2008

    Belated congratulations to the young and bright ones. I must remember to wear my welding goggles when I meet them next week.

  6. #6 Martin R
    July 29, 2008

    Thank you! Having met and been impressed by your kids, I have become suspicious. Kai, are you the biological father of my kids too? Or am I the unwitting progenitor of yours?

  7. #7 kai
    July 29, 2008

    When the Only-begotten son was small, he seemed a mix of my brother and the mother’s sister, so we wondered whether he was our child at all…

  8. #8 eleanora
    July 30, 2008

    How do you expain it when there’s clustering across generations? In my family it’s in January. There’s a cousin on the 21st, sister 22nd, another cousin 25th, my younger daughter on the 28th, my mother on the 30th and son the 31st.

  9. #9 Martin R
    July 30, 2008

    Synchronised jail time after family-organised robberies?

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