Monday, December 18, 2006

I Know, Let’s Make a Game of It!

A prize has been developed!

Correctly guess the twins’ birth date and you could win a motorcycle club style patch to sew onto your diaper bag! The colors are baby friendly and at 41/2” around, it can be sewn onto just about any diaper bag or baby blue jean jacket!

As we round second base and close in on third, I am thinking about exactly when these two eating, pooping, crying machines bundles of joy are going to appear.

Doc Tres looked into her crystal ball as she shuffled a deck of tarot cards and announced that the twins will probably be here February 10th.

When pressed for leading indicators, she simply shrugged.

Well hell, I can guess as good as the next guy. Maybe even better. In fact, you could call my guessing skills legendary - or at least infamous.

Around my family - including, but not limited to, my parents and my in-laws - I’m not allowed to handle my gifts prior to the day of giving. Particularly at Christmas. When I'm allowed to hold them, shake them, heft them about, I usually guess them properly.

I’d love to say the packages ‘spoke’ to me, but it’s nothing so mystical. You ask for certain gifts and packages matching certain sizes show up. Nothing special, it's all done with smoke and mirrors.

But if I could guess the birth date of the twins… well, that would be something special, wouldn’t it?

Personally, my guess is Valentine’s Day, February 14th – exactly 38 years and 30 days after my own birth day. Also, if you’re into the whole numerology thing (which I’m not) 2.14.07 sounds like it should be good.

P.Pie thinks February 27th. She says the date ‘speaks’ to her.

What about you, daddy blog reader? Can you accurately guess the birth date of the twins?

How about we make a game of it? Of course, what fun is a contest without a prize? So I will come up with a decent prize between now and then.

The Rules (such as they are):

All dates between now and the ‘official’ birth date, March 10th, are open.

One guess per reader.

In the event of a tie, all winning names will be dropped in a hat and one name will be selected at random.

No purchase necessary to win.

Void where prohibited.

All rights reserved.

So what’s your guess?