August 2012 Moms

Am I overreacting?

So I'm all butthurt because my parents didn't call or send a card or anything for my birthday. I facetimed with them yesterday and my mom acted like I was being a brat for mentioning this. Meanwhile, they went out of their way to make sure H got his birthday and fathers day gifts on time. Am I just a brat? I vow never to forget to call Howell on his birthday.
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Re: Am I overreacting?

  • I was hurt because my dad didn't call me until night time on my birthday, and I really thought he forgot.
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  • No, it hurts and it is ok to feel that way. 

    I, however, am a total brat. My dad neeeever calls or anything on my birthday. His birthday is four days after mine so I always call or text him just to make him feel like an . 

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  • Nope, I don't think so. I'd be hurt too. My mom is usually the first person to wish me a HB.
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  • Not a brat at all. I'd be hurt too.
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    You're not a brat at all.  I would be upset, too. 

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  • It's like the Flight of the Conchords say, "The day after my birthday is not my birthday, mum." No wonder the song is called "Hurt Feelings!"
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  • First - Happy Birthday a little late!

    I would be hurt they didn't call, especially if they were concerned about H's birthday and fathers day.   I am bad about remembering to call/text for birthdays and anniversaries but that is me.  I forget/am late for everyone!  **points to first line above***

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  • You are not a brat. It would completely hurt my feelings too. My dad forgot mine one year because he was out of town and he feels so horrible to this date.
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  • That's sad. I'm sorry they're acting like that. Parents should always remember their kids bdays.
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    It's like the Flight of the Conchords say, "The day after my birthday is not my birthday, mum." No wonder the song is called "Hurt Feelings!"

    OMG. I love this episode!!

    You're not a brat at all, Baker!
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  • Absolutely not! I would be hurt just for them forgetting about it and then even more crushed that they acted the way they did when you mentioned it.
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    You're not being a brat. I would also be hurt if my birthday were ignored.
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  • Nope.  My mom never remembers my birthday.  If she does, it's a Facebook message saying "happy birthday" and nothing else.  However, my sister gets a $100-$500 gift every year (last year, she got a cruise ticket for her 21st) plus a party or dinner at a nice restaurant.  My brother gets $250 cash plus new clothes.

    I actually hate my birthday because NObody makes any sort of fuss over my birthday.   

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  • You're not overreacting.  That really stinks.
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  • You are not being a brat at all. They should have a least apologized and not made you feel like a brat.
    My parents almost forgot mine this year. They didn't call until the night of. They both felt so bad for not realizing it earlier. I did let it slide because they felt bad and have never once in 35 year forgot it.
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  • At least I got to make them feel guilty by pointing out that my IL's called. They are always whining about how I love my IL's more than them. Well, they are decent tolerable people. It's a no brainer. 
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  • That's sad. I'm sorry they're acting like that. Parents should always remember their kids bdays.
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  • Not a brat. Life should never be too busy to show your child you care.
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