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Monday, June 27, 2011

Recovering from a Forgotten 3rd Birthday

I started my morning at work crying in my supervisors office. We were going over the status of projects I was working on, when she asked if I need anything. I replied I needed a hug because my day started off badly. When I dropped my son off at my families this morning, my sister wished my son happy birthday. Oh no! While in the back of my mind I knew his birthday was this week, I totally forgot it was exactly today. This is the 2nd most important day in my life! How could I have forgotten?! I felt so awful!

happy 3rd birthday song

Usually on his birthday morning I like to sing the happy birthday song to my son and have a special snuggle moment just us two. But this morning there was no song or cuddle moment. Ugh. Ugh. I told my facebook community and they were very supportive of my bad mommy moment. Most felt he wouldn't even notice. But still I felt I couldn't let the day past without doing something.

As I wiped my tears, I vowed I'd make it up to my son when I got home.

What did I do? I gave him his own private birthday party. Of course I knew there'd be a mini riot from friends and family not invited to the party so I made a video. Yup, you can all sing along and wish Daniel a happy birthday. Get ready, set, sing!


After his song, he happily ate his piece of banana cake. Funny thing about the cake choice. He was the one who picked it so I don't wanna hear an asian & black, yellow & brown smart mouth references about his cake choice, LOL

Feel free to leave comment so when I finally make this blog into a book he can see how many people wished him a happy 3rd birthday.

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16 comments:

Yakini @ThePrissyMommy says:
at: June 27, 2011 at 10:17 PM said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!! You have a terrific mommy who loves you SO much! What a sweet, special boy you are - wishing you many, many, many, many more awesome birthdays!

P.S. Tell your mom she's got to forgive herself, because we ALL have those bad mommy moments.

P.P.S. Save me a piece of cake. LOL

Nicole says:
at: June 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM said...

Happy Birthday Daniel! You have good taste, that's our favorite cake too! Many more =)

Team Jacob says:
at: June 27, 2011 at 11:00 PM said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!

Love the joy on both of your faces :)

Sharon

Jessica @peekababy says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM said...

Happy Birthday, Kiddo!
Remember this moment in 20+ years when you mess up sonething with your own kid...and how many things can be fixed with a cuddle and a piece of cake :)

OhDiane says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Daniel.

Sheliza says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 10:07 AM said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Daniel!! My son William welcomes you to the 3 year old club and sang along as well. He even said that Daniel is his friend!~ That cake looks super yummy, I want some!! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND GOD BLESS YOU!

Ms. Latina says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dearrrrrrr Daniel
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Wishing you many, many more wonderful birthdays with a Mommy who loves you more than you will ever know!

xo
Muah!!!!
We love you!!!!

Cardenie says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM said...

So sweet, Happy Birthday to your little one! Don't beat yourself up, you seem like a great mommy!

Vida says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 3:34 PM said...

Happy, happy birthday Daniel!! Don't forget to ask your mom for a double serving of cake! :)

Patty @ A Day in My NYC says:
at: June 28, 2011 at 6:40 PM said...

Happy Belated Birthday Daniel! Wishing you many more and remember you have an incredible Momma! :)

Bicultural Mama says:
at: June 29, 2011 at 12:01 AM said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! You did a great job blowing out the candle. Your momma did a fine job singing to you, too!

Nikki @ Mommy Factor says:
at: June 29, 2011 at 7:42 AM said...

Oh! Daniel and I thank you all for the birthday wishes. All of you get a piece of cake...virtually. Less weight gain that way :)

Ruby says:
at: June 29, 2011 at 4:43 PM said...

Happy Birthday Daniel Little man and little lady sang along wishing you a happy 3rd birthday xoxo!!!

m'shell says:
at: July 1, 2011 at 4:01 PM said...

Happy belated Birthday Daniel,

Mom: Great thing about kids, they are the most forgiving. Just forgive yourself.

Chantilly Patiño says:
at: July 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM said...

Ok, I made it over here finally! That is awful, but I think a lot of the other moms are right, you're not a bad mom and he probably didn't notice too much. The birthday video was a really cool idea though and will be a fun memory. :) Happy birthday to your little guy Daniel! I think it's so cute that our kids birthdays are so close. <3

GayNYCDad says:
at: July 2, 2011 at 9:16 PM said...

Belated Happy Birthday Daniel!
Mitch