yesterday was my son's 5th birthday & other than my mom who is down visiting non of my family called to wish him a happy birthday let alone send him a card or gift. it's not the first time it's happened to my kids so it doesn't surprise me just irratates the heck out of me.
i'm the youngest of 6, my two children are the youngest of the grandkids & are even younger than some of the great grandkids. in total there are 20 grandkids. i don't buy presents for all of them, once they're out of high school they get a card or happy birthday phone call, but i do acknowledge their birthdays, as i do for my siblings. (i admit i don't remember all my bil's & sil's b-days ;o) yet my kids don't get the same. i'm used to the "out of site out of mind" b.s. i've always been overlooked when it comes to many things in my family & that's fine for me, less drama, but it does bother the kids, especially my oldest, that their aunts, uncles, cousins rarely wish them a happy birthday. it also bothers here they all spell her name wrong but that's another vent.
one of my sisters called last night to talk to my mom about some neighbor drama of hers. i heard my mom mention my son's birthday to her yet even then she couldn't take 2 minutes to say happy birthday to him. my daughter is having her birthday party tomorrow (her b-day is 8/22 & i like to have the party before school starts & while my mom is here to help out) & my son will be getting some presents from some of her friends because a couple always bring a birthday present for him when they come to her party. yesterday was my first day back at work & some of the teachers remembered it was my son's birthday & told me to give him birthday hugs from them.
i just don't get why it's so hard for my family to call & say happy birthday to my kids! yet if i don't call, send a card or gift they all think i'm upset about something! uhg family!!!