my cuteness! A little boy named Sanders Delperdang was
born on Tuesday, April 2. That's exactly 29 years after his dad
was born. Oh, and 62 years after his grandpa was born. Yup, all three
generations of men in the Delperdang family were all born on
the same day!
Now I don't have to tell you that the odds of that are pretty slim.
Sharing a birthday with just one family member is rare. Sharing
it with two? Practically unheard of.
The Delperdangs are -- not surprisingly -- over the moon. But here's betting
this is extra special for one of them in particular.
Darrel Delperdang, aka Grandpa, gets to share his big day with his son, Chase, and
now his grandson.
Granted, Gramps was probably going to love the little bundle anyway, but
there's something extra special about a grandchild born on your
birthday. You don't just share genes; you share something you can talk
about, joke about, even when the kid hits those awkward teen years when they can
be hard to relate to.
How do I know? My eldest cousin was born on my grandfather's birthday, and
the relationship they had was one the rest of us cousins couldn't touch. I say
that without a hint of jealousy; I till loved my grandfather. If anything, the
repartee between my cousin A. and Grandpa was touching to watch. And hilarious
too -- nobody could make him belly laugh like her.
I know it was something my grandmother would have loved to share with
one of her grandkids. When I was due just a few days after her
birthday, she was pulling for me to give birth early. As she told me (more than
a few times), it was her turn! (Turns out my kid didn't agree; not only did she
not arrive on Grandma's birthday, but she was eight days late). Grandma had to
settle for sharing an astrological sign instead.
But the Delperdangs will have one heck of an April for years go to come. What
a great way to start the little guy's life.
Does your baby share anything super special with their
My 11 year old was born the day after my husbands birthday. My mom's birthday is the day after mine. My son was due on Septemer 2nd, when I was pregnant I was hoping he would be born the day before my birthday, but that would have been on September 11 (9-11) so I am glad he wasn't born on that tragic day.