16 Problems Only Leap Year Babies Will Understand

“So what are you, like, 7?”

1. Having people respond with “that sucks” when you tell them your birthday…

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2. And being asked if it’s like the movie Leap Year

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3. Which it’s not, so you inevitably have to explain how it actually works…

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4. And even after explaining that it is “once every four years,” they still want to guess how old you are…

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5. Which is unbelievably always wrong…

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6. So you correct them and put up with their joke about being SUPER young.

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7. And for some reason, people think you’re lying when you tell them you were born on leap year…

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8. So you have to show them your ID…

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9. And then they make another remark about how you don’t look your leap year age.

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10. During non-leap years, people always want to remind you that it’s not your real birthday…

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11. So you end up with less presents…

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12. And most of the milestone birthdays, like 18 and 21, don’t fall on leap years…

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13. So you have to go to the bar on March 1, even though you’ve been celebrating Feb. 28 as your birthday most of your life…

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14. Which is only one day, but it’s a frustration that nobody else understands.

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15. Plus, your golden/champagne birthday will never happen because 29 is not a leap year birthday.

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But when it finally IS a leap year, you feel extra special because everyone remembers to wish you a happy birthday…

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16. Even though some feel the need to get you gifts and cards for toddlers because “Hey, you’re 5!”

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