I’m really quite bummed today. The birthday party for Elias and Noah is tomorrow. On my side of the family, only my parents are scheduled to show up. Not either of my sisters, nor their families.
It wouldn’t be such a big deal if it were a one-time thing, but it’s not. Pretty much every birthday party we’ve had after Elias turned one has lacked some part of my family. I’m starting to wonder if I need to send out those “Save the Date” cards a year beforehand. Yeah, I joke, but I’m really really bummed out and feeling hurt about this. I just don’t get it. I really feel as though my kids just don’t matter to my family. I guess I need to get used to it because it seems to be the way things are and I can’t force anyone to show up or care.