Happy Birthday to your boy. Your post spoke to me.
My WHOLE paternal side of my family has spelled my name with
one N my whole life. It was funny to me for awhile but then it
began to bother me some. They have received numerous thank
you, b-day cards, etc. from me in my life, ALL with my name
signed on the card. You would think at some point they would
notice they have been spelling my name wrong.
My dd and I share a birthday and last year the only family to wish
dd and myself a Happy Birthday was my Father. It was my 30th
and her 5th. We had a great day, but it was still a bummer that
my family can't be bothered with a "Hey Happy Birthday". My
friends are awesome and there were many messages on our machine
when we got home. Who said blood was thicker than water.
My dd's paternal grandparents didn't buy her a present or a card
two birthdays in a row. Her 2nd, 3rd, then her 4th they gave all
three of their granddaughters hats from Disney. But then they
other two grandchildren also got showered with presents at their
birthday. Again this past (her 5th) she got a phone call the day
after her birthday. It's just the way they are. I hurt for dd in the
years to come when she will remember at the birthday parties of
her cousins how they get several gifts from pop-pop and bubba
and she doesn't.
Recently while eating dinner out with Grandma (bubba) dd noticed
a security camera in the ceiling. Grandma told her that is where
Jesus watches to see if she eats all her dinner.
So not getting
presents is really the last of our worries.