Of course this is also the first kids birthday that my husband has ever missed and while the kids seem to be holding up just fine I'm the one who is really struggling these last few days! I completely stressed myself out over his party on Saturday and come to find out, I shouldn't have because besides his parents, my parents and my grandmother - no one bothered to show up! Actually some of them never even bothered to tell me one way or the other if they were going to come at all!
And what's even more upsetting than that, today on his actual birthday, the only one who called to wish him a happy birthday, was his Daddy! (Daddy calling is not the upsetting part, the only is) Can someone please explain to me how my husband can call from 6500+ miles away but not one single family member, from either side of our family, can actually call to wish him a happy birthday! (Now, I do have to say that my sis, who is on a round the world trip, did do a birthday post for him and I wasn't really expecting her to call.) I'm crushed!
Back to the point of this post though....
Happy Birthday Dude-y!! Mommy and Daddy love you very much!
(yes, I call him that and yes is sounds like the same word for poopy. But that's not that weird because my oldest is called Knucklebutt (which has over the years been shortened to Butt) and my middle son we use to call FatBoy (until he called someone fat one day in the grocery store and didn't know he shouldn't) and my husband and I call each other Shithead and Shitface.)*
*all names truly are given out of love. And when our oldest asked us (well actually my husband) to stop calling her that out in public, we complied; which we will do with all of them. The youngest still loves it and gets upset if I call him anything else! Please... I really don't need anyone to harass me about my kids nicknames today.