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Leap Year Dad and His Son Celebrate 11th Birthdays Together

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Leap Year Dad and His Son Celebrate 11th Birthdays Together

Well, this is ONE way to stay young…

James Clarke may technically be 44 years old; however, the Leap Year baby is celebrating his 11th actual birthday today, only getting to honor the occasion every four years.   Even crazier is the fact that his son, Seamus, turned 11 yesterday — just hours before his dad — which Seamus and his friends, of course, think is awesome.

“Seamus finds it hilarious that he will turn 11 before me,” revealed James, who is having a joint 11th birthday party with his son.  Apple juice all around!

Not that James is lamenting having missed out on 33 birthdays, claiming he was glad to have avoided “birthday beatings” from his friends during his childhood years.

“You know what children are like – especially boys. We were always giving each other birthday bumps or beats,” James said, making me especially glad that I’m a female with friends who gave me birthday cards instead of beat-downs.

Yet another silver lining:  44 years of free kids’ meals at IHOP and children’s movie ticket prices.  Heck, who needs annual gifts when a Leap Year birthday is the gift that keeps on giving…?!

Because sharing is caring, as I tell my kids. (Except my wine. Never my wine.)
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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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