Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Happy Birthday... to Me!
So today is my birthday. I am feeling pretty down today. Brett left for work at 5am, before the kids got up. Joshua (5) was awake when he left and Brett whispered in his ear, so when I woke, Joshua remembered and said Happy Birthday. Upon hearing him, the other Five Little Reasons said happy birthday over breakfast.
I felt pretty lonely today. My best friend came over with a gift and a song and dance before school drop off. I then spent the whole day on my own. I received a phone call from my parents at 1pm and a message from my brother on facebook.
For everyone else... it was just another day. Facebook doesn't know my birthday. I don't want the empty birthday wishes from people just because they were "told" to write on my wall. This meant that not one person wished me a happy birthday. Not one person, outside of my immediate family, remembered my birthday.
That is pretty depressing.
I have said for a while now that Birthday's and Christmas are for the kids. I get excited for them... not for me. I guess I have only been like this in my 30's.
Are we too busy to remember someone's birthday anymore? What happened to sending a birthday card in the mail? Am I old fashioned?
It's my birthday... and I will cry if I want to.