My BIL started (last year) being absolutely determined to celebrate his daughter's birthday no matter what. OK, fine. Last year he decided (without asking us our opinion) that when we had the family birthday for my twins that it would also be his daughter's birthday party. Where's the problem? My daughters were 9 and his daughter 22. My daughters' birthday is on 17th October, his daughter's in early August. This year he tried it again. We said "no" again. He'll be pushing it back until the next niece's birthday in early December (and it will be her 18th so a special birthday). I don't get it. What was she doing on her birthday that made her not have the party she wanted? Why can't she accept that, at 23, she doesn't HAVE to have a birthday? Is it all about gifts? Is this all caused by her father?
I really can't relate. I left home at 18. I cannot imagine wanting to share a party with a pair of tweens rather than not have one at all. She's an intelligent person working for a diploma in forensic science.
Am I out of like thinking this is strange or is it usual to celebrate your child's birthday even 3 months late?
Answer by ohwrite at 12:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2012
What kind of 22 or 23 year old would want her birthday combined with a kid's party? Seriously? He's just being cheap. His daughter deserves to be celebrated on her actual birthday, not thrown on top of someone else's.
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