Did my birthday happen?


Monday was my birthday and I’m not sure if it even happened.

We just moved into our new home several days ago, both of my boys got sick, ended up at the ER with ear infections, and after four nights of the baby not sleeping, I’m not sure I can count anymore – so who gives a crap how old I am.

My birthday was spent holding a crying baby for hours on end while entertaining a sick but very awake four year old.  My husband was good enough to pick up sushi on the way home so I didn’t have to cook, but my mother didn’t call because of her work schedule combined with our time difference, and my father didn’t call because he probably didn’t even know what day it was.

There was no cake.

Birthdays are weird after you have kids and get older.  Responsibilities take no pause.  There are no party hats and cute invitations sent out to all your friends.  There are less and less milestones… sweet sixteen, voting age, drinking age, old enough to rent a car.

This is how people start to forget how old they are.

So for my birthday, I ask that you please read this post from a year ago.  Then, by doing some simple math you can figure out how old I am and fill me in…

But first I’m going to take a nap.




That’s a lie.

I’m just going to wish I could take a nap.


10 responses to “Did my birthday happen?”

  1. Cindy says:

    Happy Birthday! Yes, birthdays do change and maybe this year you should celebrate your 1/2 birthday in 6 months because you so were cheated. Do something fun for yourself this weekend. You deserve to celebrate you and your kiddos (hope they are feeling better) will love to celebrate their mommy, too.

  2. Terram says:

    I had one of those birthdays a few days ago, too. At least my mom gave me a present, though. I reminded her a few days before so she’d be sure to remember. And hubby gave me a birthday kiss, but there’s no time or money or available sitters this time of year for a nice dinner. I’m sorry yours sucked. Hope your kids are better at least.

  3. Lady Jennie says:

    Happy Birthday? At the very least? 🙂

  4. Adrienne says:

    Happy birthday! Every deserves some kind of celebration. Even it is a crying baby and sick 4 yr. old. Hope you find time to take that nap!

  5. Alison says:

    Happy (Late) Birthday! Mine came and went and no one was the wiser, least of all me.
    Sorry everyone was sick, feel better soon boys!
    And sleep. I pray for sleep for you.

    • Jenni Chiu says:

      Weird how that happens. I forgot mine was coming until my husband said something a few days before. Then I was all,”Hey, it’s my birthday! Why didn’t the world stop?”

  6. Erin says:

    Your still younger then me 🙂 Happy! Happy! The good news is.. The mayans were wrong and you have a whole year year to celebrate… The day isn’t always the most important.. We celebrate you every time you pop up in our email;)

  7. Arnebya says:

    Happy belated birthday. It’s funny (yet sometimes saddening, or at the very least, curious) how things change once we’re adults with kids of our own. Gone is the excitement surrounding birthdays (sure some people still party hearty, but I’m not one. I do, however, want a birthday bash next year. And I’ma have it.) Throw in a couple of sick kids and our day and damn near everything else is out the window until they’re better.

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