Wattyyyy · 21/06/2017 17:53
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Notknownatthisaddress · 21/06/2017 19:15
Yeah it is annoying. One of my friends said this week that her entire birthday weekend (10 days ago,) was spent entertaining 23 family members (including children aged between 2 and 12,) who visited in 2's, 3's, and 4's IYSWIM, over the two whole days. A few of the small groups stayed 3-4 hours, and then just as they left, another group came in. To see her, to spend time with her, to go for a walk, to have a bite to eat, to have a glass of beer yada yada.
By the Sunday night, she was shattered and fed up and hadn't enjoyed her birthday at all. She needed another 2 days to get over it. She said she is telling everyone she is going away next year! And she will meet them at the pub for 2-3 hours a few days before it. (To celebrate it!)
Do what YOU want. It's your birthday after all.
DestinationSofa · 21/06/2017 19:27
Oh gosh that's exactly what I don't want the stress of trying to organise something with different groups and a location that suits. Posh wkend away sounds like a good excuse , rediculous that you have to make an excuse. In this day and age I feel like everyone just wants to show off on social media.
winterinmadeira · 21/06/2017 19:33
I agree with others - you do what you want, especially if you don't want to have to organise it etc. This always happens to me and I get pestered to organise it all too but this year was blissful - I was on a plane all day. I watched a Movie, had drinks, food and snacks plus no phone contact. It sounds antisocial ...it was the best birthday in years!
harderandharder2breathe · 21/06/2017 20:04
Yanbu, i rarely do anything for my birthday. This year I will probably be sad thinking about last year when I had a romantic weekend away with my then-partner who broke my heart months later.
I do refuse to work on my birthday though... it was always in the school holidays as a child so I book it off work as an adult even if all I do is have something nice for lunch
I choose to spend Christmas on my own though, so maybe I'm just an antisocial cow
JessieMcJessie · 21/06/2017 20:18
I hate my birthday, getting old depresses me and I have no desire to celebrate it. It also seems (to me, just my personal opinion) a bit childish to make a big deal of it as an adult except for milestone ones. I'll start celebrating them again if I live till I am 80 as every one after that will be an achievement.
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