when family forgets and friends dont !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@mrpippo (756)
United States
March 18, 2008 11:35am CST
today happens to be my birthday and i was really surprised that i had more friends that remembered my B-DAY then my own family ,i got calls from a lot of friends and also PM's from my lotters wishing me a happy B-DAY and only my 2 daughters and no one else in my family called or stopped by to wish me a happy B-DAY ,that really makes me think should i do the same to them or just forget about it ,i guess the old saying is right when they say you can pick your friends but not your relatives,anyway happy birthday to me LOL, let me know how you would feel and what you would do..
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Mar 08
Happy birthday! Yes I think I would be tempted to do the same to them, it is very upsetting when someone does not remember it is your birthday, especially when you are then expected to remember theirs. My sister in law did it to me one year and I was really hurt, I did not even get a card and she had forgot, but she never even bought me a belated card. I did not do it back though as I guess it is not really me. A birthday might not be that important to everyone else whose birthday it is not, but to the birthday person they are important, even though none of us like the thought of getting older it is special to know that you have survived another year!
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• Philippines
19 Mar 08
first of all i want to say happy birthday to you! even though you don't know me yet. :) i truly understand how you feel.. actually, im not really fond of celebrating birthday myself to the fact that my family always forgets! lol.. but i've learned to forgive them because most of the time they assume that you'd understand because of the many years you had together.. and they usually thinks you'll remind them as well.. :) if you're my family, most likely i will forget, coz i dont really make a big deal out of birthdays.. peace! im just sour graping.. :) but one thing ive learned if you want them to remember you on your special day, be the first to remember them on their special day as well! :) i'll be celebrating my birthday this 26th! hope they will also remember me.. :)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Happy birthday mrpippo. Cheers!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
18 Mar 08
First off, I would like to say Happy birthday to you mrpippo. *smiling* I can feel exactly where you are coming from, my B-day was the 12th, I had a couple people from myLot wish me Happy Birthday and hundreds from Yuwie. Only my husband gave me a birthday card. Now would I do the same to my family and friends? No I wouldn't. For the saying goes, "Two wrongs don't make a right". Besides that, I rather not acknowledge my birthday, for I know I am old. *LOL*
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
18 Mar 08
Hi my friend, I have to watch what to write here so it doesn't get deleted, I would like to wish you all the best on your special day. Even though I would be very tempted to do the same to them I probably would not because I want them to know I am a better person then they are. You enjoy your day and don't let their thoughtless acts ruin it for you. Hey, that's more cake for you to eat! LOL
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 08
I would be upset also. I am kind of use to it myself in a way. A lot of my family forgets it's my birthday when a lot of my friends don't.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
19 Mar 08
Happy birthday by the way :)
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@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
19 Mar 08
oh it happens... luckily my family have not forgotten about mine... maybe your family just was busy or have planned a surprise for you? did you receive it yet? hehe sorry if i am a bit late... but still have a happy and wonderful birthday.
@kilani123 (865)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Mar 08
Yes you should pick up your Friends cause real freinds appear in such situations. On the other side, I dont think a birthday is something you should lose your freinds for. i mean real freinds appear in more serious situations. got it?
@jimbomuso (950)
19 Mar 08
belated birhday greetings mrpippo! my birthday passed quite recent and because its on a Leap year and it actually was the 29 I thought most of my friends and family would remember.... They didn't.. how pi@@@@ off was I ? anyhoo I celebrated my 8th with some jelly and icecream and a trippleJD and coke !
• Indonesia
19 Mar 08
almost each on my birthday no body remember it ! sometimes i hate with them... ! but i thought even nobody say happy birthday to me ... i'm sure they love me ! so i just pass my birthday with myself.. . i was born as poor guy . . . ! nobody care of me . . . ! it's sad story of me. . . ! but i straight to fight with my life i've to be success in the future so i work hard and never stop to learn a new knowledge and experience . . . ! so i can stand with my leg . . . and i believe this wouldnot happen to my son in the future wjen i've got marrried . . . however i don't want it's happen to anyone too . . . ! i just can say to u "happy birthday" and chin up ! we grow up with the time and start to undertand what's mean a birthday ... !
@subha12 (18453)
• India
19 Mar 08
Actually life is so only. friends are there to wish you. make you feel good. family is there which you have got by birth.may be they were busy . but they should have remembered.anyway happy birthday.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
19 Mar 08
Happy Birthday!! I would feel ripped off if my family forgot my birthday, it is not hard for them to make an effort once a year. I think everyone should make an effort on your birthday, it is a chance to show how much you care about that person. I may have high expectations, but to me birthdays mean alot. I do not expect them to buy expensive gifts, but a card and a visit would be great! I am glad you have good quality friends that remember your birthday, they are keepers.
• China
19 Mar 08
happy B-day! it's mean how you important in this family!
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
19 Mar 08
Happy birthday!!! Just forget about it dear...People sometimes forget. I think even you dear. And its common or usual issue in relatives or in family. Especially those who are far. Just be happy and enjoy your day.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
19 Mar 08
Happy Birthday Mrpippo - Happy Birthday to Mrpippo
Happy Birthday to you mrpippo. Just forget about it don't ruin your birthday because of that. Maybe they are just busy. Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to mrpippo Happy Birthday to you.
• Philippines
19 Mar 08
A happy birthday to you! My dad celebrated his 54th birthday last monday, the 17th. We prepared a big dinner for him. It's sad that most of the people who remembered you are your friends and 2 daughters. But then again, there's still a reason to be happy!
@SONALIKA (573)
• India
19 Mar 08
hiii mrpippo,don't be depressed.friends are there for ever.look on the brighter side,your kids and friends are with you.so enjoy, many many happy returns of the day and with each passing year may your friends increase and so do their wishes for you.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU and many more. If my relatives were to forget me I would be sooooooooooo upset I always make sure that they all get at least cards if I can't afford gifts. Sorry your family forgot you and I hope you had a great day anyway.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
19 Mar 08
I can hear my mother saying *better late than never* HA! I know how you feel. A couple of years ago I remarried. It was a small, quiet ceremoney and only my kids were there by way of my relatives being represented. I had sent invites to others but I knew they wouldn't make the long trip. What I couldn't understand was that I didn't get a phone call, card, email or any other acknowledgment from my parents or brothers and sisters of my remarriage. This year as my wedding anniversary approaced I sent an email to my family members and casually mentioned my plans for that day. I didn't hear from my siblings, but I did get this from my mother: "You're married? Well why didn't you say so? Your father and I have been praying for you for years that you would stop living in sin!" Like you said, you can't choose your relatives. *sigh*
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
19 Mar 08
I get annoyed with family members forget especially my brothers. My sister always remembers because we are twins LOL but as for my brothers, they are useless. They even forget my sons's birthday. All I really want is a phone call or email wishing me happy birthday, that really isn't much to ask for I think.