What would you do?
Scenario: it's your child's birthday and a close relative (think sibling/parents etc) doesn't call. They text the next day offering an excuse that they are sorry they forgot to call, they were busy with abc and got distracted. A gift was posted. They ask when it would be convenient that day to call.
What would you do? Would you be cranky at the relative?
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26-11-2014 22:01 #1-
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Wwyd? relatives & kids birthdays
26-11-2014 22:04 #2
Tbh I don't expect anything from my relatives so no I wouldn't be cranky. My mum hasn't attempted to contact DD since last xmas. My dad lives 20mins away and didn't bother turning up to her 1st bday or texting/calling. Neither did my siblings, aunties, uncles etc they live in the UK but nothing on FB or anything either. I would be shocked if they actually showed they cared at all by attempting to offer an excuse!
26-11-2014 22:08 #3
I'd thank them for the gift and the phone call, and not be remotely cranky.
I'd even think it's kind of nice that the birthday love has continued even if it's not on the exact right date.
26-11-2014 22:10 #4
Nope I wouldn't be cranky. When they remembered they at least sent you sms apologizing and trying to arrange convenient time to wish your child happy birthday.
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26-11-2014 22:11 #5
Wouldn't worry me. Sounds like something I would do.
26-11-2014 22:12 #6
Nope wouldn't bother me in the slightest
26-11-2014 22:14 #7
If they rang like that to apologise then that's fine , we always do a party so it's rare anyone would forget , but if they didn't ring at all Id be not impressed but wouldn't make a big deal , I would bring it up to remind them not to forget next year!
26-11-2014 22:14 #8
I'd be mortified if I forgot my niece or nephews birthdays, but there are some days when it's crazy at work I simply have to idea what day it is.
On those days I normally get out of bed, get dressed, work, come home and go to bed - I literally don't think about anything else.
I guess it depends on your relative - if they do this all the time I'd be a bit miffed, but I know if I ever did it I'd be incredibly apologetic and it would have been a genuine mistake.
I don't have kids yet but I hope my sisters in law would not think bad of me.
26-11-2014 22:14 #9
I would be cranky. My immediate family (my side) are all big on birthdays so I would be very upset if they forgot/were too busy. In-laws not as much but I would not be impressed if they didn't call.
26-11-2014 22:15 #10Senior Member
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There's quite a few nephews/nieces in our family - I don't expect siblings to keep up with all the birthdays.
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