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    Wouldn't bother me at all! I actually have done this with my nephew (whom I adore!) the day just got away from me.

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    It wouldn't bother me, in fact it hasn't in the past.

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    And my bro hasn't called all my kids in every one of their birthdays either and again, I don't care. I know he loves them to bits

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    I would expect it from my brother (didn't come to my engagement party or wedding for stupid reasons, didn't even tell me he wasn't coming to my wedding). But I'd be really annoyed if it was anyone else in my family as we make a big deal of birthdays, especially for the kids.

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    It wouldn't bother me.

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    I'd probably be cranky, even though I'd try not to be. I get cranky that DH's parents don't really acknowledge his birthday at all so I'm sure I'd be the same in that situation.

    I know it's only because my family have always been really big on birthdays and I can't seem to wrap my head around people not making a big deal out of it, even though I know it's not as important to everyone as me!

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    The offending relative was.... Me. Yup I forgot to call my niece on her birthday as my 9 month old, who usually falls to sleep peacefully at 7pm, didn't do a crap all day and was protesting in pain until 8pm. My BIL responded to my early morning holy-****-I-forgot text and said it would be best to call after 7pm. I did like 4 times, plus a text and no answer. Now I am paranoid that my sister (who is very anal about kids birthdays and has in previous years whinged about relatives that have forgotten) has cracked the poos. I have no idea whether my present arrived in the post on time. And yes I *had* a history of being slack with presents, however have improved in the last 3 or so years since my ds1 was born.

    Thanks ladies for your input.
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    No, I wouldn't be cranky with the relative at all. I once left a friend's house not too long after dinner (it was a large gathering) as I told them I had to go home and ring my mum as it was her birthday.

    So...I got home and suddenly fell into routine and went to bed. I forgot!!! Rang her the next morning but of course she didn't sound convinced that I truly meant to ring her the night before. I felt terrible.

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    Default Wwyd? relatives & kids birthdays

    For me I'm really big on birthdays. I only have my mum, and if she forgot DS's birthday I'd be a little upset I think tbh.

    But I'm also cr@p at ringing people and haven't been able to keep track of the date all year, so if I forgot I would expect to be forgiven :-)

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    No I wouldn't be cranky. To me it's a bonus if my siblings remember my kids' birthday not a requirement.

    We all have busy lives and this scenario has happened a few times.

    We don't sweat the small stuff.


 

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