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Ever wish your mom a Happy Giving Birth Day?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by outofplace, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I've been doing this since I was a kid and my mother loves it, so I figured I'd suggest it to the masses at SportsJournalists.com and see what y'all think.

    On my birthday, I always wish my mother a "Happy Giving Birth Day" and send her a card (I have to customize a blank one). My thinking is that she did all the work that day, so why should I be the one everybody makes a big deal out of? It just seems more appropriate to me to acknowledge her on the day that she became a mother rather than Mother's Day, though I do both.

    Is this nuts? Does anybody else here do something similar?
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Does she get to reply with a "Thanks for ruining half my 20s and all of my 30s" card?

    Seriously, though, that's pretty cool. Never done it, but I might give it some thought this fall.
  3. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    That's funny. Every birthday, Kevin's dad sends him a box of condoms and a bottle of tears.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Nah. She saves that one for my older brother. He was a nightmare. Relatively speaking, I was the good one.
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  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting for Happy Comb Your Hair Day.
  6. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Nine months before my birthday, I send my dad a "Happy roll over and fall asleep" card.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Can't have that. It descriminates against bald people.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I was born on Labor Day. Isn't the timing thanks enough?
  9. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I've always done this. Not necessarily always with a card, but I do tell her thank you. I bought her flowers the year I turned 18.
  10. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    I was born on my mom's birthday, so we talked about this frequently. She said I was the best birthday present she ever got.
  11. KG

    KG Active Member

    Nice idea. I think I'll start doing it with this birthday.
  12. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it. I know it puts a smile on my mother's face when I do it. I knew some people would make fun of the idea (hello TSP!), but I figured making mom smile is a good thing.
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