I came across this the other day. Perfect timing, as I’m definitely feeling a bunch of guilt today.
I could almost have a blackout bingo with this card. Replace “won’t buy them a puppy” with “Missed youngest daughter’s 17th birthday”, and I’ve got ’em all.
Mario’s birthday is today. She’s at home. All alone. I’m in Ohio, gallivanting around with my oldest son, Link.
Let me explain: I didn’t want Link to have to take off work, so I picked a weekend. And since we were going to Ohio, and I’m a huge Cards fan, I picked a weekend where we could go to a Cards/Reds game.
Makes sense, right?
Well, that weekend happened to be her birthday. In all fairness, I thought she’d love to have the house to herself. She’s 17! What kid doesn’t want the house to themselves over their birthday weekend?!
Secretly, I think she’s loving it. Outwardly, she’s making me feel guilty. Or is it just me?
*sigh* She knows what she’s doing.
And it’s working. Before we left, I took her $hopping. She came home with a Windows Surface and a homecoming dress.
But even still, the morning we left, she reminded me I was missing her birthday.
So yeah, a bit of mom guilt going on.
A nice visit with Link and a Cardinals win, should easily erase it however.
Til the next time anyway.