Leapers, What to do when your birthday falls on Feb. 29?

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 18:07 PM.

"In the off years, my daughters will come over around that time and bring a gift or a card, but that's about it," she said.

So, Lofton has nothing planned this year for her birthday, and she said her husband doesn't think about such things.

"We might go out to dinner, but that is all," she said.

Does she wish she had been born on a different day? No way, she says. If her son wasn’t born seven days early, he would have shared a similar February fate. Initially, Lofton hoped he would be born on Feb. 29 as it would have given them something in common to share. But she got over that pretty quickly.

"At this time in my life, I would much rather celebrate my kids' birthdays," she said.

Ann Morrell is another South Walton lady who was able to take advantage of the odd birth date as a youth.

"My dad celebrated it on the 28th and mom celebrated it on March 1," she says with a chuckle.



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