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#1 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

It's nearly 9pm and my dad and step mum haven't called me or even messaged me for my birthday....

I'm upset. I don't have my older 2 kids with me as they are with their dad. My brother hasn't called, my mum called but hasn't asked to see me or anything.

Future in laws came over with a cupcake and present and DP complained all day about being sick and I had to take him to the DR.

Am I just being a sooky hormonal pregnant lady? All I wanted was a birthday text. I don't even care about presents.

#2 Apageintime

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Happy Birthday!

It's my birthday tomorrow, this is a good time of year for a birthday!

I'm sorry your family let you down.

#3 Goggie

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

That's sucky:( and no, not being a sooky hormonal pregnant lady!

Happy birthday!

#4 Beth E

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

I'm so sorry, that would be disappointing, and totally understandable for you to feel that way.  I would too.

People can be thoughtless, and don't realise how important it is to acknowledge birthdays, etc.  I am sure it is no reflection of how they feel about you.  original.gif

Do you have any yummy things in the house you could have to boost your mood (choccy, wine, cake)?  Spoil yourself - any nice movies you could watch?

I hope you feel a bit better about it soon.  

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! x

#5 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (Apageintime @ 08/01/2013, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy Birthday!

It's my birthday tomorrow, this is a good time of year for a birthday!

I'm sorry your family let you down.

Happy Birthday for tomorrow!!

Mine and all 3 kids are around this time of the year.

#6 bolo

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday too, I have a twin brother who lives interstate, every year I call him
But this year I thought I'd let him ring me- nope! It's not like he could forget....

#7 zande

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I must be one of those weird people that don't really celebrate my birthday (except my 40th LOL), so it wouldn't bother me that people haven't rung, done anything for me etc. Gawd my own father never remembers my birthday LOL, hasn't ever since he split from my mum!

#8 JustOneMorePlease

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

Happy Birthday. It's my birthday today too!!!  biggrin.gif

#9 Apageintime

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Thank you.

The night can still be saved - can you soak in the bath, or order yourself a pizza? Promise yourself a nice day tomorrow too!

Eta or online shop and buy yourself a lovely gift!

Edited by Apageintime, 08 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.


#10 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

I soaked in a nice hot bath earlier tonight. I'm still wrapped in my towel. I keep telling DP I'm hungry and want chocolate but he does nothing. Maybe ill go to the servo myself.

Happy Birthday for everyone else today and thank you all so much for my birthday wines.

It's sad too because one year I couldn't afford much for presents so I got a card and a 6 pack of my dads favourite beer for him and my step mum said that wasn't good enough and this year they don't even call.

#11 blackcat20

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Happy birthday! Sorry it hasn't been what you hoped...people suck sometimes.

#12 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

Happy Birthday!!!

Sorry that you haven't really had a chance to celebrate or even have it acknowledged :/

This year will be the first time ever that I won't see my Mum on my birthday sad.gif She lives with us, but I will be away from home because my new job is 3 hours away. I won't get to see DF or my pussy cats either sad.gif

Edited by PussyDids, 08 January 2013 - 08:25 PM.


#13 jtsmith83

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

Happy happy birthday to youuuuuuu!  bbighug.gif

#14 katiebear26

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

OP you have every right to be annoyed! it's the one day a year that should be all about you.

last year i got rid of my facebook account just before my birthday and only my DH, my mum and closest sister wished me happy birthday on the day. no one else remembered, not even close friends and the rest of my family. it goes to show that when you have your birthday on facebook people rely on it reminding you!!

on your birthday you should do something to treat yourself, but today i think maybe you get to do two things! wine AND chocolate, shopping AND and massage etc... i could go on happy.gif

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! bbighug.gif

#15 BetteBoop

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday InsertAwesomeHere,
Happy Birthday to you.


Hip hip.......

#16 HurryUpAlready

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (Chubbles @ 08/01/2013, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy Birthday. It's my birthday today too!!!  biggrin.gif


Hay ladies... it's my birthday too!!

I have had a tonne of messages via SMS or Facebook, but only 3 phone calls. Do people not RING each other anymore?

Oh - and a nice pressie from DH (does a voucher count as a present?) but no card. ohmy.gif(



#17 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I'm sorry you've had a lousy birthday.

I hope you can treat yourself to something lovely tomorrow.

#18 notorico

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Hi sorry that you are feeling disappointed.

It is my birthday too, seems there a few of us today.

#19 Chelli

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I'm sorry you have been disappointed on your birthday.

I would like to wish you and notorico a happy birthday from me today biggrin.gif

ETA, my BIL is in the doghouse at the moment as he forgot my sister's birthday on Sunday. He still hasn't remembered - he is working away (FIFO) and must not have received the text I have sent him to remind him.

#20 Beth E

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

Just one more thing - OP, your stepmother sounds like a piece of work!!!

#21 InsertAwesomeHere

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE (Beth E @ 09/01/2013, 08:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just one more thing - OP, your stepmother sounds like a piece of work!!!

Have you read my other posts? Lol

They ended up messaging me last night. Dad at 10.58 & step mum at 11.01 but his excuse was a busy day at work and hers was that she hadn't seen the date yet. I haven't written back. Not really sure what to say to them.

#22 LittleBear

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Doesn't bother me if anyone other than DH forgets to say Happy Birthday... I don't feel the need for others to acknowledge the day now I'm an adult, have my own kids etc.  If I want to celebrate it then I usually find a way (dinner out or take away, relaxing bath, chocolate etc).  Otherwise there are still children to feed, dishes to wash, groceries to buy, loads of washing to do just like any other day of the week.

Amanda

#23 Madnesscraves

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

I'd be writing back

"Dear dad and step mum,
Thanks for the birthday wishes. And thank you so much for shouting me and the family dinner at such n such location! I cannot wait to try it out and the boys are exceptionally excited as we rarely eat out!
Much love
InsertAwesomehere"

#24 Ferelsmegz

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday OP.

My DS had his on the third and people forgot too. sad.gif




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