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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The worst son ever!

She never forgot to change my diapers.

She never forgot to feed me.

She never forgot to dress me warmly.

She never forgot to love me unconditionally.

And... she never once forgot my birthday.

Yet yesterday I forgot hers!

[~hangs head in shame~]

I'm sorry mom.  Happy belated birthday... and many more.


Your self-absorbed son


Posted by David Bogner on July 11, 2006 | Permalink


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Have you checked out Google Calendar?


It's a great, free service which allows you to put in appointments, birthdays, etc, share them with others, and they'll send you an email as a reminder - every year.

Posted by: Dave (Balashon) | Jul 11, 2006 12:25:29 PM

I don't know, Dave.... at dinner last night, Mom could barely eat due to the racking sobs telling me how her sons did not call her on her special day.... yep, Ben forgot, too! oy.
Daughters are just better! Face it!
Just kidding... she actually told me that you called her to tell her a joke on Sunday, so at least she had heard from you recently!
'She'll be sitting in the dark waiting for your call'!!!!

Posted by: val | Jul 11, 2006 1:52:45 PM

Val did a much better jon than anything I could write. Ain't family grand? :)

Posted by: seawitch | Jul 11, 2006 3:17:36 PM

Dude. Recurring events in Microsoft Outlook calendar. Learn them. Live them. Love them.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Jul 11, 2006 4:16:16 PM

Boy David, you're just not having a very good week are you?

Posted by: Fran | Jul 11, 2006 4:17:38 PM

Dave... Not helping. I have family events such as birthdays and anniversaries stored on every calendar I own as well as my office computer, cellular phone and yes, even several online reminder services. I have no idea how I did this.

Val... Slitting my wrists over here. Not helping.

Seawitch... I'm wondering about that just now. :-)

Doctor Bean... OK, you can take a seat over there next to Dave. No, no... don't pay any attention to those targets on the wall behind you... they're just there for show. Really.

Fran... You have no idea.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Jul 11, 2006 5:18:44 PM

Huh. Yesterday was my mom's birthday too. (I sent her these. Neat?) I'll try to remind you next year, now that I know...

Posted by: Tanya | Jul 11, 2006 5:30:44 PM

This is turning into the Treppenwitz confessional!

Say ten hail marys apologise profusely and send a big gift ;-)

Posted by: Shifra | Jul 11, 2006 5:32:04 PM

In nomine Domini, te absolvo, el Treppo.

Posted by: Doctor Bean | Jul 11, 2006 5:57:29 PM

You realize you're out of the will.

Also I never told you this, but I always loved your brother better.

Plus you're adopted.

Posted by: your mom | Jul 11, 2006 6:01:58 PM

Blame your wife.

Posted by: Cruisin-mom | Jul 11, 2006 6:08:56 PM

Tanya, those are sooo cute!

David, your mom said it all. I guess you'll never be forgiven.

Posted by: Essie | Jul 11, 2006 7:04:16 PM

Hey guys, I don't think these Roman Catholic incantations are likely to do much good here.

Sorry Trepp, until you can repay your mom's 27 hours of labor, no penance will do.

Posted by: Bob | Jul 11, 2006 8:17:10 PM

Sorry, David. No need for you to slit your wrists... then she'll REALLY be upset!

Posted by: val | Jul 11, 2006 9:00:00 PM

Cruisin Mom - How right you are...at least in MY husband's family.

Posted by: jaime | Jul 11, 2006 9:43:27 PM

I did the same thing a few years back...the good news is, there is no way this will ever happen to you again. About three weeks before the Bday, you will wake up several times a night in a cold sweat - is today the day???

Posted by: Dov | Jul 11, 2006 9:58:59 PM

Oh Trep, stop being so emo ;-) .

Would remembering your mother's birthday one day late count as an example of the 'treppenwitz' phenomenon?

Posted by: Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) | Jul 11, 2006 10:00:12 PM

Hey Cruisin Mom! YO! What the *bleep* did I ever do to you, LOL?!

Not to mention, did ya read YESTERDAY's post? I give back as good as I get... I'm thinking Trep may not want to take your suggestion....

Posted by: zahava | Jul 11, 2006 10:53:33 PM

Hmm.. well, at least you remembered today! It's not THAT late... right? : )

Posted by: Irina | Jul 12, 2006 12:41:08 AM

Could be worse. You could have forgotten Zahava's birthday. She wields a mean skillet, or so I have heard. ;)

Posted by: Jack | Jul 12, 2006 12:46:14 AM

Tanya... Oh sure, now you tell me. :-) Yeah, a little heads-up next year would be much appreciated. BTW, those 'things' you bought your mom look like a sure-fire recipe for a trip to have emergency eye-surgery. Actually, now that I look closely at them they look like they were inspired by curved suture needles.

Shifra... It is getting a little maudlin, no? Sorry.

Doctor Bean... I need to reread the Hippocratic oath. I had no idea it also gave you the power to absolve sins. Cool!

Your Mom (StepIma) very funny. Just for the record, I was the favorite child. :-)

Cruisin' Mom... Oh yeah, because I haven't done enough to piss off my wife this week. Good plan. :-)

Essie... Yeah, I may need to make a trip to Idea to furnish the doghouse.

Bob... Actually, you aren't far off. My mother has told me on many occasions (usually when I've turned out to be a big disappointment) that she nearly died giving birth to me... and that the pain was so excruciating that she had an out-of-body experience.

Val... Don't worry. I would never actually do such a silly thing. Think of all the future opportunities to disappoint mom that I would miss out on.

Jaime... Nice. I'll let my wife have a word with you. :-)

Dov... You would think so, but I seem to have remarkable resiliency when it comes to this sort of thing.

Steg... Word.

Irina... Keep that statement in mind when you have grown children.

Jack... Been there, done that, got the skillet, er, I mean T-shirt.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Jul 12, 2006 10:14:13 AM

Zahava: did I make you angry enough to start your own blog? (there was a method to my madness you know...some of us are anxiously waiting to read all of the great stories just lurking around inside your head...c'mon, we're waiting!)

Posted by: cruisin-mom | Jul 13, 2006 6:10:31 PM

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