From my previous post, I mentioned how my sister has not acknowledged Elizabeth's birthday. Well today, June 4, 2008 she called...right when I came home from picking Elizabeth up from school. I rushed off the phone because I wanted to talk to her a bit, but here is the conversation we did have:
"Hello" - me
"I'm so sorry" - her
"That's ok, sorry for what" - me
"I forgot her birthday" - her
"It's ok, don't worry about it" - me coldly
"No its not" - her
"I have to go, Elizabeth just came home, it was her last day of school. Talk to you later" - me
I had and have no intention of calling her....But I received an email asking me what she needs or wants...I sent her a email that reads like this:
Donna, I am not going to get into reasons, busyness, whatever regarding forgetting Elizabeth's birthday...I am well past that...
Please DO NOT get her anything, send anything, etc...I would feel forced to return it and not accept it...Birthday's are a time for celebrating, not feeling obligated...At this time, being the 2nd time, I truly think that it's too much of a burden for you to remember my daughter's birthday....I'm truly ok with that...She has other family and plenty of friends that do remember and love her...Birthday's are not about gifts anyway, its about people caring enough about someone to keep them important in your life.
AGAIN, DO NOT SEND ONE SINGLE THING!!!!
Now I am going to go and celebrate the fact that we are done with school and will be moving on to an enjoyable summer...
Maybe it sounded harsh, but for once, I have no regrets sending this type of email...AT ALL!