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Ask Amy: New dater wants timely, textured texts

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

If you don’t hear back, you should consider this to be “message received.”

Dear Amy: My sister’s son (now 22 years old) was born on Christmas Eve.

My sister always made sure his birthday did not get lost in the Christmas holidays and always celebrated it a week or so beforehand.

We always sent cards and gifts on an earlier date in December, so our nephew would feel special.

Years later, I had two children who were both born in May. Their birthdays are 10 days apart.

Every year my sister sends one single birthday card for both of my children.


I think it is very strange to send two children one card year after year.

This is especially odd to me given how much of a deal she made to keep her son’s birthday and Christmas separate events.

She also has not reciprocated with gift giving. Financially they have no worries.

Am I making too much of this, or do you agree this is strange?


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