This is mostly a vent....
I don't understand why, as adults, people insist on making their birthdays such a big deal.
example #1- FB friend (friend of SIL) just had 5 days in a row of bday celebrations...complete with photos every day of each celebration. She went out to dinner/out for drinks with the same people for at least 3 of the nights. She made a huge deal about her damn 31st birthday...
example #2- My SIL, who's birthday is next saturday. She's going out saturday night, fine, no issue there, H and I will probably try and go. Then on Sunday she wants to go to the casino, which is 3 hours away! Why?! Can't we just see you at some point on your bday and say "happy bday?" give you a gift and call it a day?
No becasue then everyone (mostly MIL & SIL) would be pissed at us because we didn't celebrate her bday properly...ugh! Plus H and I have no extra $ to spend so we'd be forced to go and watch everyone gamble? super, can't wait (insert sarcastic eyeroll) Plus having to drive 6 hours for nothing and spending at least $100 on gas...even more awesome.
When its my bday...I go out to dinner once, with H and my parents. I don't make a big deal out of it because I feel like as an adult bdays don't mean that much to me anymore, and I am perfectly happy having one day to celebrate it.
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