Today is my Dad's birthday. He is 78. My birthday fell on the 5th and he never has called me to wish me a happy birthday nor sent me a birthday card in many years.
I know he is old but not too old to stop working. He is mentally and physically active. I have a sister who hounds me about calling him to wish him a happy birthday and send him a card. She wants to control my actions. I've sent them/called in the past on his birthdays but so far I'm reserved about doing that this year. It hurts that he doesn't want to pick up the phone. I'm not a bad daughter. I am his first too. He will always be my Dad but I am tired of trying to get him to pay attention to me for once.