We have all had those kind of birthdays. Haven't we? Maybe it was too early for him.
He just got a card from Grammie. It contained a check. The policy in the house is before you spend the moolah, write the thank you note. (To my mother and sister-I am trying to do better-trying.) The card arrived, the note was written.
Apparently, he is a little bitter at his anti-climatic birthday.
The text of the note was something like this:
Thank you for the birthday card and money.
It was the only birthday card I received this year and
it was three days late.
I pulled him aside and told him he was being disrespectful. He should be thankful he was remembered at all.
and I called Grandma to remind her to call him for his birthday.
(Grammie is my mom-Grandma is DH's mom.)
UPDATE: Yesterday, #2 ran this out to the mailbox and everything. He was not budging. This morning I heard the door slam and see a winded #2. He ran out to the mailbox to retrieve his letter. He is rewriting it.