February 29, 2004 -- Posted at 4:45 p.m. CST
JONESBORO -- It only comes around every four years, and for some folks, it's a chance to finally have their birthday actually on the calendar. Being born on leap day is rare, but celebrating makes it all the more special.
But Lori is a real minority though, she's just one of 0.0684 percent of the world's population born on February 29--leap day.
"Actually it was planned that she was born that day. We didn't realize that it was the leap year, that it was the 29th when she was born and the doctor said well, do you want to put it off one more day and I said, no I don't want to put it off one more day," said Toots.
But in other years... it's the eternal debate...just when to celebrate?
"We've always tried to make birthdays special, because she only gets one, a real one every fourth year. So not having a real birthday hasn't affected her that much. Because we do try to make them special," said Toots, "but everybody always asks when do you celebrate her birthday? It's always the day after the 28th, because that was actually the day that she was born."