Big birthday for Sian Johnson who turns 12 on December 12 2012
Every birthday is a cause for celebration but one
Sittingbourne schoolgirl has a dozen reasons to party.
Sian Johnson, who was born on December 12 2000, turns 12 today,
making her 12 on 12.12.12.
Dad Keith, 42, of Feldspar Close, said: “We realised the
calendar was aligning and her 12th birthday would be on the 12th of
the 12th 2012.
“It’s a special day, a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
"There was a big thing about millennium babies and this is the
same thing, 12 years on.
“Sian twigged on to it and even said it was a shame she wasn’t
born at 12 minutes past 12.”
Sian, who goes to Westlands School and has a younger sister,
Erin, four, was late arriving and made her appearance into the
world at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham at 6.10am.
“My wife, Laura, couldn’t wait any longer,” laughed Keith.
Fittingly, in a year dominated by sport, particularly London
2012, Sian is incredibly sporty, and is keen on horse riding and
swimming, as well as karate, which she does in Maidstone and
“She’s an athletic, doing type of child,” said Keith, who along
with Laura, 38, is self employed. “She’s rarely sitting still in
front of the TV.”
The number 12 is significant for the Johnsons, with Erin also
being born on the 12th of the month.
Plans to mark Sian’s big day were still being made but today was
likely to be pretty much as normal, said Keith.
“Being a Wednesday it’s a school day. She also does karate on a
Wednesday so she’ll go to school and then karate. It’ll be the
weekend when we get the family together.”
What’s for sure is that the number 12 will feature heavily in
the party proceedings, with candles, a cake and balloons in the
"We might even do 12 lines on the lottery,” added Keith. “And
the birthday numbers do appear in the list, so you never know.”
- The last time the date aligned in such a way was December 12,
1912 when King George V was on the throne, Herbert Asquith was
prime minster and William Howard Taft was US president.
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