This is the day for which I have been waiting my entire life!
You see, today is my birthday. The best birthday ever!
Being born on December 12th means that the number twelve has always been my lucky number. Remember this pinball animation from Sesame Street? I was convinced it was made for me!
My twelfth birthday was a pretty big deal. It was my only sleepover party. I think I was allowed to invite twelve girls. We sang the 12 Days of Christmas, and each girl picked a number out of a hat. I must have fixed it so I could sing "Five Golden Rings."
As fun as that party was, I always dreamed of what 12-12-12 would be like. How boring to be turning 40-something. A few years ago, I was at the pharmacy in line to drop off a prescription. You know how you have to include your birth date on prescriptions? I overheard the mother in front of me say December twelfth. Her son has the same birthday as me. Amazingly, he was born in 2000, so he is turning twelve on 12-12-12! How cool is that?! Happy Birthday, kid from the CVS line!
Whose big idea was it to put my special day in the middle of the week? Wednesday is not exactly a big party night. My guild has a meeting/holiday party tonight (built in party!), but my boys decided they are taking me out for dinner and a movie. I'll have lunch with my mother and do some Christmas shopping. I hope Julia can squeeze in some Skype time between final exams.
Now off you go to read a dozen fun facts about twelve!