Every year on October 18th, from the time we got our first phones until he passed, my dad would call each of us kids and remind us that the next day was our Mom's birthday, and "...don't forget to call her". I always thought that it was unnecessary, but I still loved him for doing this for her happiness. I guess I was wrong about the 'unnecessary' part...
I'm so angry with my siblings right now that I can't see straight!!! Not one has called her yet, and it's 2PM. She's been moping around the house all day, waiting for a call or visit, and she finally realized nothing is going to be forthcoming, so she's called a bus to wander Target by herself for her 81st birthday!!!
I can't blast them on any other social media because Mom's following all of my other accounts and I don't want her embarrassed or worse, to let her know Dad had her back all these years and my siblings weren't as wonderful as she believed, but , PLEASE!!! She's 81! There's no guarantee that she will be here for next year to have them make it up to her, if that were even possible!
Am I wrong to be this upset? My husband just started a new job this week, so we will once again be able to financially treat her, albeit a bit late, but at least I'm making a home cooked meal for her tonight and a birthday cake for after dinner, and reservations for 2 weeks from now when we will have a paycheck to take her out. Those 2 selfish *%&$#@s can't even CALL??? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
(Sorry to rant on you all, and thanks for being there to rant to! Family is the people you choose sometimes, rather than those God gives you to)