for not bothering with DSs 7th birthday? Out of 4 only one actually bothered (not even a phone call from the rest). Our parents are dead and we aren't close to other relatives, so they are all he has on my side.
Bunch of miserable sods. I am not exactly great at remembering to send cards but at least I always remembered their kids birthdays when they were little (I made a fuss and bough presents until they got to 18, then just a card).
It depends how close you are. I've got an auntie and uncle who always make a huge fuss of two of my cousins and not of me my brother and other cousins. On one of their 18th's she got a balloon sent in a box and loads of presents and I didn't even get a card for my 18th the same year...
I was upset at the time, but my mum and dad said they did it for attention from my mums other brother and it wasn't worth being upset over. So we just fumed silently and got on with it and our relationships fine. If it was up to me I would of made a big thing but my mum saidd it's not worth riisking our relationshhip with them over!
Not many on his dads side - but they do spoil him (some were visiting and handed over lots of money and very kind gifts). Even our upstairs neighbour who must have met him half a dozen times (they are mainly abroad) dropped off a cars with £20 and a gift for him.
My lot just need a good boot up the bum. Mum would have killded them!