Why it sucks to have a birthday close to the holidays
I tend to give children with birthdays close to Christmas a little extra when I do parties for them. Sometimes I will give extra prizes, games, and have even dressed up like Queen Frostine just because their birthday happened to be close to the holidays. Why would I do that? Well, I guess it is because I know how much it sucks to have a birthday this time of year.
My birthday is two weeks and one day after Christmas. When I was younger, it wasn’t so bad, but as I have gotten older, it has started to get to me. I think it was when a family member forgot my birthday the first time. Then there was the birthday where everyone forgot a milestone birthday. Then for the last couple years, my birthday became Christmas because we had to delay the holiday because my husband was away. I ended up buying my cake both years. Anymore, I usually pick out my own presents, and it is not that I want presents. I would honestly just love flowers, a handmade card, or just something to make me feel special.
This year, my husband is away again. There won’t be any celebrating, cards, or presents. It just kinda sucks.
Do any of you have birthdays close to Christmas? Have you ever been forgotten? I would love to hear from you!