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Kiwifarmer 
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01-02-13 03:37 AM - Post#4036018    

Sometimes it's nice to be acknowledged you know?

Dh went shopping New Year's Eve to buy me a present for my birthday, but most of the shops were shut.....small town, New Year's Day on the Tuesday etc......they shut an extra day for a long weekend,

So what did he get? Nothing, nada, zilch, zippo, diddly squat. No card, no barof chocolate, nothing.

I know I should not be feeling grumpy, but I am. It happens every year and has done since I have been a child. New Years is a sucky time to have a birthday. People get hung up on Christmas, then New year, and there is no energy left for celebrating a birthday.

Funny story....when I was about 8 I told all my friends my birthday was about July. I felt so bad when they started bringing me presents, my mum made me return them all . It was just that I have never had a party on my birthday, everyone was always away, so I felt really ripped off.

Had a lovely meal out though, so at least that's something, and a day cleaning my craft room.....my happy place.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-02-13 03:50 AM - Post#4036026    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Aw poor you, that is sucky.

I had a work friend whose birthday was Christmas Eve. That's a rotten time for a birthday as well, because everyone is running round in a panic, no time for a separate party or separate gifts or even a thought.

She used to choose a nice day sometime in June or July and tell everyone "I'm having my birthday on Friday" and we'd bring her presents and have a lunch picnic in a nearby park. It worked really well, and she didn't feel resentful on her real birthday. Why don't you do something like that? You're a grown-up now, nobody is going to tell you to return your presents!

I also think you should hold B to his gift intentions, and make him take you out when the shops are open again.

 
Kazzam 
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01-02-13 06:04 AM - Post#4036042    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Hopefully B will go back into town and get you something. I know it wont be the same and you wish that they could have been more organised.

I like Rosey's idea of having a celebration in the middle of the year. You are an adult now and most people would understand moving the birthday.



 
kaleidoscope 
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01-02-13 07:47 AM - Post#4036098    
    In response to Kazzam

aw... you'd think he'd know by now to be prepared in advance.

You could have an 'unbirthday'.

 
hockeymom24 
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01-02-13 07:59 AM - Post#4036100    
    In response to kaleidoscope

i guess i look at it this way, at least he remembered.



 
rottiefan 
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01-02-13 10:06 AM - Post#4036122    
    In response to hockeymom24

I get what you're saying with the whole Christmas/New Year thing too. And January is a yucky month here!


 
3 Little Ladies 
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01-02-13 01:48 PM - Post#4036196    
    In response to rottiefan

He shouldn't have waited until the day before your birthday to pick out a gift.

Camille's birthday is December 29th and she started celebrating her birthday with her friends at the beginning of November. It just works out better. More of her friends are able to come, and most of the time we dont have to worry about the weather either. We celebrate her birthday with family after Christmas.

 
michann 
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01-02-13 08:49 PM - Post#4036286    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

We do a big celebration for Alia in the summer instead of on her bday in Jan. No one's ever complained.

 
WorkingMommy 
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01-02-13 09:21 PM - Post#4036302    
    In response to michann

I used to get really irritated with DH for forgetting my birthday or not doing anything special, but then I learned that I got way better gifts after he'd screwed up, LOL!

Now is the time to drop some strong hints about something you would really like!

 
GwynnAsbury 
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01-02-13 11:55 PM - Post#4036316    
    In response to WorkingMommy

I know I don't chime in very often, but I thought I would share that I had a friend who's birthday was December 25th. Every year my friend's parents would make him choose between either having a birthday party or a Christmas, but never both. I does suck to have your birthday around so many holidays, but it could be worse, yah?

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-03-13 02:55 AM - Post#4036328    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

On no Paula, that's REALLY unfair. Mean, mean parents.

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-03-13 07:38 AM - Post#4036358    
    In response to RedSquirrel

wow, that's awful! Does he have siblings, or an only child? I can't imagine he'd have siblings if they were making him choose!

 
MindySue 
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01-03-13 08:32 AM - Post#4036374    
    In response to kaleidoscope

did he make it up to you yet?

 
Kiwifarmer 
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01-03-13 09:36 PM - Post#4036614    
    In response to MindySue

  • MindySue Said:
did he make it up to you yet?



Not yet

But believe you me, I am not making him forget it either

 
Kiwifarmer 
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01-03-13 09:40 PM - Post#4036616    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Funny thing....a friend rang today to ask us out to dinner for two other mutual friends who share their birthday on New Year's Eve.

She said to me, it seems so sad to have to have your birthday New Year's Eve, so we are having a surprise party for Aiden and Jeanette. Jan had forgotten my birthday completely, so I did not tell her. Will be nice to go out for a party anyway. Seems my lot right now lol

 
Kiwifarmer 
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01-03-13 09:42 PM - Post#4036618    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Thankfully, it was not a milestone birthday, wouldn't that be horrible.

 
scrappinmamma 
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01-03-13 10:39 PM - Post#4036628    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

Sharon,

That is horrible! I hope he makes it up to you!

I have a niece who was born on Christmas. She just turned 2 this Christmas. We had a cake and we all got her birthday gifts and Christmas gifts. We went on Dec 23rd and we celebrated the birthday first and then after the party, we celebrated Christmas. Her older sister is born in January; so it's the same thing when celebrating.

 
GwynnAsbury 
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01-03-13 11:12 PM - Post#4036642    
    In response to scrappinmamma

He did have siblings. And he has two children also born around December 25, but he and his wife save all year to make sure that everyone can have both, I'm pretty sure it was a scaring experience..... I'm sorry to hear everyone is forgetting your birthday Sharon, that's always rotten. I've had rotten luck with my birthdays so I don't say a word to anyone till after the fact, too many cursed birthdays.

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-04-13 03:11 AM - Post#4036678    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

Paula, you're another New Year baby! You should have said, you horror! Hang on...

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-04-13 08:51 AM - Post#4036714    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

  • Kiwifarmer Said:

She said to me, it seems so sad to have to have your birthday New Year's Eve, so we are having a surprise party for Aiden and Jeanette. Jan had forgotten my birthday completely, so I did not tell her.



Eh, you could have said 'you don't need to tell me how bad it is. I'm considering changing mine to (pick a month)'.

 
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