Where’s my cake?

December 29, 2015

Today was my birthday. I’m one of those unfortunate people who celebrate their birthday in December and to make matters worse my birthday falls between Christmas and New Year.

I’ve never really been a fan of my birthday…

It is a day that is often forgotten about by friends and family

A day in which I received a cousin for my seventh birthday – who a) wants to share their birthday with someone and b) wants a cousin for their birthday)

A day in which presents arrive wrapped in Christmas paper

A day which is never celebrated as much as it would be had I been born in a different month

Today my birthday was…

A day which nobody sang me happy birthday

A day that saw me not receive a birthday cake with no candles to blow out and make a wish upon

A day which reaffirmed my dislike of my birthday


Where’s my cake?


  • William Gould December 31, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I know how you feel – mine’s on 9/11, so not much joy since 2001…

  • Elaine Livingstone December 31, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I feel your pain. My birthday is 3 weeks and 6 days before Christmas, and as a child one year I would get birthday presents, the next Christmas, but never both. It is horrible waking up to know Santa has brought you nothing cos you had a birthday present when all your siblings are getting presents.
    I hate not only my birthday but Christmas as well. If we were in the UK and based near my paternal grandparents then they made a big effort for me but nobody else did. The grandchildren now always make me a cake and buy me a little something.
    Happy belated birthday

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