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If your parents are still living—do you get together with them to celebrate your birhtday?  Do they expect to get together with you on your birhtday?
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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • Yes, we live very close and make it a point to get together for birthdays.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • My mother KNEW I had a very busy day planned.  Regular shift at my regular job, painting job after that.  She and dad showed up in the middle of my painting job with homemade cake (hello, I’m a professional cook/baker—don’t bring me your crap), ice cream (I rarely eat icecream and certainly not store brand) and they were rather expecting me to drop everything and take a break and have cake and icecream to celebrate my birthday.  Am I an ungrateful bitch because I didn’t appreciate their butting into my day????




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      Daphne wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • If i was lucky enough to have my parents close by (or alive, in my father’s case), you can bet i’d spend some time with them on my birthday...especially if they WANTED to spend time with me.  I suppose that a child’s appreciation of his/her parents depends on the relationship, but i can’t imagine i would ever consider a cake and ice cream brought to me by my parents (or anyone else) as “your crap“.

      Opportunities run out and sometimes you don’t recognize one until it’s no longer available.




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      Anne E wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • My mom has passed away, but my dad drives down (three and a half hours away) to be with me on my birthday!  I see him sometime around his birthday.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • I realize I’m pretty lucky to still have both my parents living.  

       I guess I need to find a way to make them understand (a nice loving tactful way) that birhtdays and holidays are completely unimportant to me.  

       If they had brought mom’s dry cake and ice cream over tomorrow on my day off, I would have appreciated it so much more than I did today when I was very very busy.

      When the job was done I did sit down and have some cake with them

      I’ve realized lately I have some major unresolved issues with my parents and some of the things that went on in my childhood.  I need to work thru those issues so I can quit being so mean and snotty to my mother.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • My parents are both still living. We always get together for their birthdays, family birthdays, holidays. We have a lot of family get togethers through out the year.happy




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      Jimmie wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • Although my parents are living we live very far apart.  However, whenever we can we load the 3 kids, 3 dogs, and hamster up and head their way and even though my parents are divorced we all get together to celebrate.  I grew up with all my relatives living overseas and only seeing them every other year when we traveled to see them for a couple of weeks.  I want my kids to see their grandparents as often as we can manage.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • I don’t usually plan a trip to my mom’s around my birthday and her birthday is at a time of year she doesn’t want any visitors. But I usually go a month after her birthday and take her out to dinner. And we always send each other presents and call each other. In fact, we talk on the phone every week without fail.

      My dad’s been gone for many years now. If he was here I’d throw him a party!




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      Marie Hempsey wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • Always get together for my fathers birthday , rarely see him on mine. I know I wont this year. His dimentia is rapidly progressing and I doubt he will even remember my birthday. Sad but...what can ya do?




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      Tracy Lynn Brown wrote Jun 1, 2010
    • We live in the same town and we get together, Im an only child so we are still pretty close




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      Karyn Olson wrote Jun 2, 2010
    • Yes I do spend her birthdays with her (if I am living close). I usually try to throw a b-day party for her with her closest friends and sisters.  Next year she will be turning 65 and we are planning on throwing a dance for her....have her close friends come in early for a dinner...then later a dance for anyone who wishes to come...with a cash bar, games and lots of dancing.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 2, 2010
    • Wish my mom and step-dad were here, they are out of state and it is a ten hour drive for us, which in that case we stay for a few days..it would be wonderful to spend a birthday with them, my sister and her fiancee, hub and our son, sometimes my birthday feels lonely, just another day!




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      Nita P wrote Jan 29, 2012
    • my parents live too far away.  just recently they visited me and that was after a  15 year absence in my life.  it may be the last time i see them.  my children and i celebrate my birthday but my husband he does not believe in birthday celebrations.




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