And in particular, my birthday. I love my birthday. I look forward to it all year. I’m sure you do too.
Just about everybody I know was born in October. Just about everybody you know was born in October. Let me guess, you too were born in October (HAPPY BIRTDHDAY LESLIE!).
October is awesome. Each year ends in September and begins in October. You know it’s true. And if you don’t know this, let me inform you now. It’s true. Why would the year begin in Winter? That makes no sense. And that’s why so many babies are born in October. Fall means the beginning of so many things – even babies.
Hurricane EE was born in October, 3 days before I turned 22. Ethan is now 12. My age doesn’t make me feel older, but boy, my son’s age does. I don’t believe that he is 12. I don’t believe that he has surpassed my height. He’s still the long skinny stiff baby in my arms (he refused to bend –he still does). His eyes took everything in – he had a look about him that made you wonder if he knew the world’s heartache. Like my dad and I have done when I was in school, Ethan and I are reading books together. The book that we currently are reading is, Okay for Now. It’s a deep coming-of-age book that takes place during the Vietnam war. We both love it. It’s our kind of book.
My dad’s birthday is on the 25th. We have a birthday date tradition. When the movie, Gettysburg, came out, dad and I went to see it for our birthdays. We’ve gone to different restaurants, gone bicycling together, went to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon and so many more places through the years. I love our birthday dates. I can’t wait for this year’s.
Although we are not going to be camping this year in October (sadly), we will be going on the best hayride ever. Every few years our friends invite a bunch of people over to their family’s farm and have a bon-fire, yummy food, and a night hayride through southern Pennsylvania’s farmland. It is beautiful, cold, cozy, scary, and FUN.
I can’t imagine that your Octobers are better than mine, but you can try to convince me. What are you up to this month?