Spanning November and December we have a 19-day period that encompasses five birthdays in our family. That allows the end-of-the-year holiday season to start a bit earlier in our house. The other three birthdays occur in February, March and April. So for the time between mid-April to mid-November no one’s age number changes which makes listing them relatively easy. However, for the time between mid-November to mid-April the complexity turns us into blathering idiots when we try to recite the kid’s ages. By the time we get the ages correct for each child the person asking for that information has already regretted making the request.