I thought I’d pass on a story, since we’ve had a rash of people who just aren’t appreciated enough by their families and friends. I heard this years ago, and thought it was such a fantastic idea I recommend it to anyone :
A woman I used to know online had a husband who loved her very much, but totally forgot her birthday, every year, without fail. They were happy otherwise, but this used to really upset her and made her feel undervalued. So, one year, around her birthday, she started dropping hints about her birthday coming up and, lo and behold, she got a great present. She thought that might cement it for him, but the next year he forgot again, and she was depressed again. Then she came up with her Plan. These days, about three times a year, well spaced out but still more than most of us get, she starts dropping hints about her birthday. She gets thoughtful presents and a nice dinner every time… And as the days and years of marriage blend in to each other, he seems none the wiser…
My parents used to have Vienetta on any special night, like birthdays and anniversaries. The one year my Dad forgot, he and my brothers and I (I was only 3, in my defense) sat down to dinner, and when the Vienetta came out he began to ask what the special occasion was… then went as white as the ice cream. Tee hee.
Anyway, hope your birthdays work out well and you can have a party with us on the forums