My daughter and great niece have birthdays on the same day, which this year fell on a Saturday. They are just five years apart she is 3 and my daughter is 8. This year we planned just a couple of her friends to come over for cake. We then went to my niece’s party and the whole family was there and they barely acknowledged that it was my daughter’s birthday as well. She did well holding back the tears, but could not understand why she was not given anything. Last year they were away and the year before we planned the birthday party on the same day. Which I had booked months in advance and even told them. We were unable to make it over on that day but still gave a gift. I just thought maybe a card would have been nice. I don’t know if my expectations are too high and would like some input. Thanks.
Posted anonymously, 22nd July 2014