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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bah Humbug or Happy Birthday To Me

So, its my birthday. When I was younger I used to love my birthdays but today, for the second y year in a row, my husband has had somewhere he has to be out of town on my birthday. So, with the exception of my sister-in-law who sent flowers yesterday (and they were beautiful), no one has remembered my birthday today in my house.

Granted, it is early in the morning.

But my Bah-Humbugness began quite early today at around 1:45 AM when my second son, who was sleeping on the 3rd floor with my mother-in-law, came downstairs screaming at the top of his lungs. I'm not exactly sure about what. He wasn't really awake. So, I brought him back upstairs, retucked him in, comforted him, got yelled at by my mother in law who didn't know what was happening, and then came back downstairs. I finally fell back asleep about two hours later. Then he woke up again, this time calling out for his Daddy.

So, of course the almost two year old came into my room crying at around 6 AM. I had to send him back to his room until he stopped crying. Here we have sat together. The kids don't seem to have remembered my birthday. (I don't expect them to at 6, 4 and almost 2.) My mother in law doesn't seem to have remembered. My husband is in a time difference and I won't hear from him for hours. My parents will remember but I may not speak to them for hours. They are taking me to dinner tonight. Right now, however, as I am so exhausted I can't see straight its hard for me to imagine that there will be a dinner time today.

I really don't care that much about my birthday anymore. I used to. A lot. I always made a fuss over birthdays (and still do for my kids) because it was a chance to show the people we love how much we love them. But I guess Mommies don't get birthdays in my house today.

Thank you for the Facebook messages. They were nice to wake up to. They really did make me smile.

Bah. Humbug. GRRR. I'm wondering if there is any way I can get a nap.


  1. Awe. I hope your birthday turns around quick! You deserve to have a great day. It's hard for your babies to remember your special day, but I bet if you tell them, they'll treat you like a princess the rest of the day! Happy birthday!!

  2. BAH this is what I get for not using facebook! I didn't know it was your birthday! AND I sent you an email earlier but didn't know!
    Happy Birthday with lots of hugs, kisses, love and cuddles from Australia! You're a very special, beautiful fantastic person - don't ever forget that. Love you lovely lady <3

  3. Happy Birthday babe. I am sorry to hear you are having a tough time of it. Enjoy the moments you can find and I hope you hubby calls soon.

  4. Happy birthday! And remember that all will get better =D

  5. Well, I hope your days ends better than it started. And I hope you're able to get more sleep. Sometimes that is the best present.

    I totally understand how you're feeling. I've been there. Take care of yourself and happy birthday!