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wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 14:58:31

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).

passingtime Fri 12-Aug-11 15:02:47

YANBU, I would be furious!

rooks14 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:05:36

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!

wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 15:09:39

Variable levels of reliability!

LaWeasel Fri 12-Aug-11 15:21:40

I think it's sad. But I have a whole extended family who completely ignored me and Dsis as kids so I kinow it sucks to feel forgotten!

Ah well, are his dad's side better at remembering?

wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 15:27:33

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!

wahwahwah Fri 12-Aug-11 15:27:56

Card not car. Not quite that generous!

Andrewofgg Fri 12-Aug-11 20:08:30

Are DW and I are just lucky? We and our various siblings have never failed to mark the birthdays of the nine children we have between us and we never would - and I can't believe we are unique.

ChitChattingaway Fri 12-Aug-11 20:26:00

Well given that I have nearly 40 nephews and nieces I certainly don't bother calling all of them and getting them all cards!

None of them rang for my DS2's birthday a few weeks ago, and I couldn't have given a hoot.

But I guess with smaller families it's a bit different......

Choconellie Fri 12-Aug-11 20:26:22

My siblings wouldn't even be able to say what date my children's birthdays are !!

wahwahwah Fri 19-Aug-11 09:09:52

So I send a text to DB in response to a question he'd sent and finished with 'you forgot DCs birthday...' I don't think he is speaking to me now!

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