The conversation may be a total figment of my imagination, but it’s still one of my favorite strips of 2011.
For my wife’s birthday I like to put it out there that we can do whatever she would like to do. Most years this involves running and then going for a long bike ride. Some years I get lucky and it rains. Sadly though, when it’s my birthday I often feel guilty about wanting to do nothing but sit down to read (or watch football if it’s on) and watch my ass grow.
Having twins brings along some unique issues; yes there are many special bonds unique only to twins that you don’t want to ignore, but you also want them to be their own person and not always tied to their sibling. Birthdays are an interesting situation and no matter how you feel about it, they will always share that birthday. Luckily our twins are pretty easy going and this particular conversation has never happened. However, this year I’ve noticed they each refer to it as “my birthday” not “our birthday,” which I think is natural. It’s not like a wedding anniversary where you’ve chosen to have a life event with another person; they’re stuck with each other and have no say in the matter.