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Half birthdays a thing now?

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Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 13:41:15

Ds is born on February the 8th and without fail every year Sil makes abig song and dance about her dd celebrating her “half birthday” on ds birthday. (she also celebrates her dd birthday on the original date) Aibu to think she’s batshit to hijack her DN birthday?

Ubercornsdiscoball Mon 09-Apr-18 13:42:19

I know people who celebrate half birthdays. Utterly batshit (unless the birthday is something like Christmas Day)

HolyMountain Mon 09-Apr-18 13:43:00

I hope you all ignore her song and dance, she doesn't expect presents does she?

Minisoksmakehardwork Mon 09-Apr-18 13:43:16

Does she actually throw a 'half birthday' party/present/cake etc or just go on about a bit too much?

The first, completely barking. The second, joke that she's no excuse for every forgetting your son's birthday and chalk it up to individual preferences.

RepealMay25th Mon 09-Apr-18 13:43:59

Why do people frame questions this way? One person you know does something weird and its a "this a thing now?".
No. It isn't.

Takfujuimoto Mon 09-Apr-18 13:44:44

YANBU she sounds pathetic.
If I saw someone try this crap on FB I'd roll my eyes.hmm
Its never a thing for the large majority of people.
I can understand having a winter birthday and celebrating in the spring or summer instead, but no, half birthdays are a non thing.

Ubercornsdiscoball Mon 09-Apr-18 13:44:55

Seriously it does seem to be creeping in. The people I know that do it have half a cake and everything!!

Gemini69 Mon 09-Apr-18 13:45:45

she's a cringing selfish arse .. ignore these twonks flowers

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 09-Apr-18 13:46:55

We usually pass comment such ‘Oh it’s your half birthday today.’ but don’t celebrate it. Does your sis actually celebrate it or just comment that her DN’s birthday is on her DD’s half birthday. If just a comment I think it’s sweet smile

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Mon 09-Apr-18 13:48:15

How bloody annoying. No, that is not a 'thing', that is your SiL trying to hijack your DD's birthday.

lolaflores Mon 09-Apr-18 13:48:30

Sweet Christ!
HOw much more allowance must be made for the self indulgent, overgrown kids be given to wallow int themselves.
Tell her to fuck off out of it.
Mind you.
In spain you have your names day. Feast day of your patron saint.
And they get second xmas on 6th january.
But half birthday, like its some kind of achievement is too much

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 13:48:51

Thankfully they don’t live locally but she didn’t acknowledge my ds birthday although my db did via text. They don’t expect presents atleast not from our side of the family but she makes abig thing of going out and celebrating it and tagging family members in her arrangements.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Mon 09-Apr-18 13:48:51

Sorry, your DS, not DD.

Pfftlife Mon 09-Apr-18 13:51:02

My daughter tried to tell me it was her half birthday she got a hmm "okay then" in reply 😂 not mentioned it again

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 13:51:22

GhoulWithADragonTattoo No comment but a full blown college sharing photos of dn half birthday on ds 1st birthday literally ten minutes after I posted a college but then she proceeded to tag all of he family members so they would see it.

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 13:53:16

I couldn’t even tell you when my dcs “half birthdays” are.

Dancingleopard Mon 09-Apr-18 13:54:42

She’s weird and obviously jealous.

PinkCalluna Mon 09-Apr-18 13:55:52

I’m not really seeing the problem tbh.

She sounds a little over enthusiastic about the half birthday but it’s not like she’s demanding a cake at your child’s birthday celebration now is it?

I’m not sure that you can legitimately complain because a family member posts Fb pictures of their child on your child’s birthday tbh. That’s a little bit precious.

And if my DB texted happy birthday I would assume that comes from them both. I wouldn’t also expect a separate text from my SIL.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Mon 09-Apr-18 13:56:42

No this is not A Thing. She is being a bloody weirdo and sounds like she can’t bear the focus not being on her or her child.

LovelyBranches Mon 09-Apr-18 13:58:08

When my pfb reached 6 months O bought a little carrot cake and DH and I eat it (we didn’t even share it with DS because of course he wasn’t allowed sugar).

Second born, I marked it by hoping that it was the date her reflux would start calming down (it wasn’t, that was about 4 months later).

It’s not a thing at all and I wouldn’t celebrate my dc’s half birthday when they celebrate their real birthdays

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 14:00:00

It’s literally been every birthday of DS without fail. I could understand babies as you measure how old they are by months but not when they are reaching 2 and 3 years old.

Woofygoldberg Mon 09-Apr-18 14:00:53

We don't celebrate an official Half Birthday, but my DNeice has a Birthday in Christmas week, both my Sister & I have as well so we know that it can be a bit rubbish when you are young.

Because of this we always make a fuss of DN & give her a gift for her Bday, as well as an IOU certificate for the summer to do an outdoor activity or day out. No half a candle or half a cake though- its not something we would put on social media.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 09-Apr-18 14:02:15

It does sound a bit OTT, how old is DN?

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 14:02:34

I’m the same poster who previously posted (but post got deleted due to the media getting the story) about her Sil giving me a present list for dn birthday and telling me what to buy and my db telling me not to bother if I wasn’t going by the list.

Dancingmonkey87 Mon 09-Apr-18 14:03:07

Dn is 3 and 5

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