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03/06/2013 at 10:16
It's my dad's birthday next week. I've not spoken to him since we had a falling out of my sister not being able to stay with him and mum. That wasn't a falling out with him as such, just we don't really speak that often. He didn't call or text me on my birthday a few weeks ago and my mum dropped a card off to H, the day before as she was passing, with a £20 note inside - her usual lack of effort for my birthday.
H says we should just send dad a card. Mark the occassion but not put any real affort in as they never do with us. But I feel bad for that, he's my dad. What would you buy or send? He's not really one for anything fancy, doesn't drink, no hobbies....
03/06/2013 at 10:25
Difficult part of me is with your H send the card and leave it at that, but I completely understand he is your dad. What about something small photo of your family in a frame or maybe something practical like a shirt/ t shirt, sorry not much help I know
03/06/2013 at 10:27
Actually sending a large tomblerone or couple boxes maltesers is a good idea. He does love those. Nothing fancy but marking the occassion. I'm upset about it all still, but I've helped them out so many times and I just feel really let down.
03/06/2013 at 10:30
It's not surprising you feel like yhou do, but I can understand why you want to do something. I think some chocolate and a nice card from you all is perfect.
03/06/2013 at 10:32
yep just chocolates and a card to mark the occasion sounds best. hugs.
03/06/2013 at 10:58
Belle, at least you got money off your mum. I wish mine would give me money as her presents are shocking! I got a barbie doll for my 21st... Not exactly excited about my 30th present
Hugs though. It's tough when family aren't supportive xx
03/06/2013 at 11:09
You know WS, I aksed for Boots vouchers, I never expect much but she couldn't even do that. Couldn'tbe bothered to go to a Boots store that are in EVERY town in the UK and buy me a gift card. She just bunged a note in the card. For my 21st I got a cheque for £20. Not even a pound for every year of my life. For my 30th I got an iron - but in fairness I asked for that.
03/06/2013 at 11:15
That's such a shame. I always think ill make more effort with our children- although I might overcompensate a little!!
03/06/2013 at 11:31
03/06/2013 at 12:04
i'd go with just a card like your husband says......but im a stubburn git.
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