My daughter’s birthday is in early January. She doesn’t know it yet but this really sucks. Everybody is pretty fed up with celebrating and often her birthday gets lumped in with everything else. Sometimes she gets a joint birthday/Christmas gift or one gift with a separate birthday card. Often people just forget all together.
Even I struggle to find excitement after weeks of celebrations and a rush to return to the regular routine. However, retailers don’t make it any easier. At this time of year there is NOTHING left in the stores but leftovers and sale items. They are sold out of most of the latest toys and all of the new clothes are for spring (in January??).
I am not saying that my already very lucky little girl needs more stuff but I think if we are going to make a fuss over her brother’s birthday and the birthdays of all of her pals then she should get the same. What I worry about is that it won’t be long until she sees the difference. I guess what I am saying is that I don’t want her to think she is not as important. Am I overreacting? What do you think?