in 2003, when i was 9 years old, in 4th grade, the teacher gave little dollar store toys to the birthday kids. if it was your birthday, you got to pick any toy and you’d get to keep it.
i asked my teacher once, “what about me? my birthday is in summer, when there’s no school!” and she told me “you and the other summer birthdays can pick a toy on the last day of school :) “
and the last day of school came.
and it went.
i forgot to pick a toy.
i only just remembered three minutes ago.