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How can she not remember?

How can my own mother not remember her children's birthdays? My mother just joined facebook today. On her profile she happily states she has two kids. One who is 39, (my brother who is actually 37) and me who is 31 (I'm 30). Yeah she's not too far off. But she can never remember when we were born! She's 59 and no matter how much she pretends she's senile she isn't! Have you ever forgotten how old your kids are?

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SalemWitchChild

Asked by SalemWitchChild at 7:57 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • wow...wow that's nuts
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:58 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • my mom thinks I'm a year younger than I am,and argues with me and says she's right! Yep,its true ma,I have no idea of my own age! She's 65
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 8:01 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • parents do it all the time- not sure why-
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • i think it must be an age thing and a memory thing. my mil cant remember her families bdays, but she has a huge family. 4 kids, 6 grandkids, 6 bros and sisters, plus all their kids... so i cant blame her too much
    Phippsandrea

    Answer by Phippsandrea at 8:20 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • The last time I asked my dad how old I am, he said 28. I'm 36.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:53 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Nope not an age thing. She has always forgotten. Even when I was a kid. I've constantly had to remind her how old I am. The only thing she might legitimately blame it on is the 60's and 70's. lol. She was a hippy.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 9:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I wouldnt take it personally :) I couldnt tell you how old my oldest two sisters are exactly lol. They just had birthdays March 1st and 3rd and I think one turned 51 and one turned 53 :).
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 9:07 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • My 57 year old, very mentally stable mother recently asked me how old I was AND what year I graduated from high school.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I sometimes forget how old I am, lol, but I don't think I've ever forgotten how old the kids are...yet.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:03 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • yeah,I sometimes have to sit and think about my own age but not my child's
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

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