02/29/1996.
  1. Having to tell people I'm only 5 years old.
    I'm 20, you guys.
  2. Having to explain, every year, that my birthday only rolls around every 4 years.
  3. Getting asked the question, "So when do you celebrate your birthday?"
    I prefer February 28th, because it's a February birthday. It is also argued that it should be March 1st, since it's the day after February 29th. To each his own.
  4. The weird expression on people's faces when they haven't even thought about Leap Day before.
  5. Getting fussed over on my actual birthday when it has been 4 years.
  6. The feeling of disgust when someone calls me a "leaper"
  7. Whenever I have to play an icebreaker game, my birthday is my go-to fun fact about me.
  8. The fact that, technically, I don't have a birthday every 3/4 years.
  9. When I was younger, my best friend convinced me I didn't have a birthday. He pointed to the calendar, and it turned out to be true.
  10. On my actual birthday, my whole family takes a road trip to Chattanooga, because that's where I was born.
  11. On non-leap year years, Facebook shows my birthday on Feb. 28th AND March 1st.
  12. Being a leap year baby is part of who I am, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.