Lynn - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
So, today is my sons 7th Birthday! Yeah! Problem is, I haven't told him its his birthday because we aren't going to celebrate for about 10 days when out of town family come to visit. He does know his birthday is soon, and he even choose to wait for the out of towners his self. In my mind it would all go smoothly, no one would mention to him that today is the big day, and he would be no worse off. I even asked Grandma not to call and give him wishes until the day of his party.
Ok, so here is where it gets ugly! I have a grown daughter who is 19. Yes, I know, 19 isn't really grown, but shes move out and on her own and all that. She got wind of what was going on and sent me the nastiest text. She said I was a horrible mother for not letting him know its his birthday and for making her and others wait to call or celebrate. She actually said she couldn't wait until he was old enough to see for himself how horrible I am.
So what do you think? Am I horrible for not telling him its his birthday and then saying but were not doing anything and you're not going to get any gifts until next week?