Just a vant about my family...(haha! that was a typo! But I think I meant a combo of a vent and a rant!)
Yesterday was my 49th birthday. My parents live 2 1/2 miles away from me. They have had out of town guests staying with them since Wednesday, a couple we've known since I was about 2 years old, so they are practically family, too. Because of their guests, it was previously stated that we (collectively, as a family: my family, my parents & presumably my older, single sister who lived about an hour away) would not be celebrating my birthday until their guests left sometime today.
My parents travel to Florida evey February with this couple and another elderly couple who is also like family, in their motor homes. They camp for two months out of the year together. During that time, two of them (not my parents) celebrate birthdays, and my parents often call me on their cell during the birthday celebrations, complete with cake, so I can get on the phone & sing Happy Birthday along with the rest of them.
Yesterday (my birthday) I didn't receive so much as a phone call from anyone in my family to wish me happy birthday. I can understand how we're not going out to dinner, or even having cake together, but how about at least a phone call?? Then again, why NOT have cake together? Couldn't they have brought over a cake & their guests (who are like family)? Or invited me there? What's it going to take, an hour? I know they didn't do anything in particular (had nothing planned.) But, at MINIMUM a phone call would have been nice. I hope I don't get that way when I get that old. I could NEVER not acknowledge the day of my sons' births. They were the two most important days of my life.
Eight o'clock this morning (YES, a SATURDAY) the phone rings - I see it's my parents. Of course I'm still in bed. Hell yeah, I'm still in bed! And still annoyed!! So I didn't answer. It's my mother - she leaves a message. Mr & Mrs "Smith" are leaving for Connecticut on a 2 PM ferry; maybe I could come over & bring the kids "for a short visit" before noon. Uh - NOPE. Adam has occupational therapy 12 miles away at 10 AM (a standing appointment he attends every week & that my parents are aware of)...that one's not going to work, now is it? Also, STILL no "Happy BELATED birthday"....
I'll call them sometime in the later afternoon. Blech.