THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COMES OUT OF THE MIND OF OUR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. SHE MADE IT TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST BIRTHDAY OF OUR GRANDDAUGHTER, SCARLETT -
Interestingly enough the mother and the daughter are within four days
on the calendar in terms of sharing birthdays.
The next morning, after a well-attended birthday party the day before, we
met our children and Scarlett at a preferred Mexican restaurant in the South
part of the People's Republik of Austin.
A couple came in and sat adjacent to us. They were bedecked with Notre Dame paraphernalia,
obviously prepared for the big game against the University of Texas playing something
known as Plantation Football.
They had a girl-child a little bigger than Scarlett, and the two little ones made eye contact
and gestured that they wanted to "get together"....and all the parents agreed without
much if any hesitation. They looked very similar....enough to be mistaken for sisters.
They did well, touching hands and smiling...laughing a little. The restaurant, crowded and
noisy, did not distract them. The other mother indicated that her baby had "....just turned
two, yesterday." And of course we advised them that our baby had had a birthday
celebration yesterday as well. We all laughed and celebrated that coincidence.
You all can only imagine how stunned we all were when it was also divined during further
conversation that both of the mothers were born on the same day...about four days
earlier than their babies.
Figure the Odds.