My DH turned 40 the other day. I guess its a rather significant birthday. I was going to organise a birthday party for him(with all the family) but, due to a relative of mine being ill, was unable to do so. From his mum, he received a Text message and a voucher for a $10 top up on his phone. No card. Later in the evening she rang and then his older brother called. His sister, who, had a birthday two weeks ago(we personally gave her gifts, towel, bed-socks, lipstick and $30 voucher) did not send a SMS or phoned. NO card, nothing. DH's mum told him she had no money. It cost a $1 to buy a card and 60cents to mail it. She lives 10 minutes from our home. She could have dropped by. Do you think she had enough excuses? She had forgotten my birthday as well this year and my birthday falls two days before her sons.
I am sad she didn't acknowledge her younger brothér's 40th.