Our first anniversary fell on a Sunday and so I blamed there being no post delivery for the lack of cards. We opened the couple that had arrived the day before and received text messages from some friends and O's family.
There was no a whiff of a message or card from my family.
We went out for the day and I expected to come home to the answerphone full of messages from my family asking what we were doing to celebrate.........nothing.
I came home from work on Monday expecting cards thinking they'd just missed the Saturday post.........nothing (ok a bank statement).
MY FAMILY FORGOT OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!
I sent a nudge, nudge email to my Mum and got a grovelling response. My nudge, nudge to #2 got a complete blank in response, she had no idea of the significance of the date. (#1 is in Spain on holiday, I'm letting her off)
What do you mean the date of the party of the decade is not etched into your brain forever? What do you mean you don't come over all emotional when that particular date is mentioned?
(Am I the only one that feels strange when people talk about events/meetings that happen to fall on my birthday? Yes, ok then.)
My Mum has asked how they will ever make it up to us. I floated the idea that they take us with them to the Caribbean later this year. Apparently forgetting your daughters first wedding anniversary does not mean you need to pay for her and her husband to tag along on your holiday. We're very disappointed.