It makes sense to feel sad because you have to spend your
birthday without your parents, but there’s no way your family has stopped
caring about you! If they’re leaving you on your special day that’s only
because they have to do it for work and can’t reschedule. Don’t let it ruin
your birthday though. Follow these tips and your day will still be a blast.
It’s hard to grow up with a parent who travels, let alone
two, and there will be lots of days where you miss your mom and dad. To keep in
touch with them everywhere they go, you can set up a free Skype account or talk
with them over webcam using other types of instant video messaging. Have them
on video chat while you open your presents or blow out your candles, and it’ll
feel like they’re there with you.
Celebrate before or after
Since they can’t be with you on your actual birthday, plan to celebrate with the whole family:
aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins, when they’re in town. This way you
won’t be missing out on anything, it’ll just be at a different time.
Invite your friends over
Ask your parents if you could have your friends stay over
while they’re gone, or if you could go to their place on your birthday. Once
you start celebrating with your girl friends, you won’t feel quite so blue
about your parents being gone. As long as you’re surrounded by people you love
on your big day, you’ll have a good time.
The most important thing to remember is that your parents do
love and care about you, and that they’re working so hard to support you. Just
the fact that they’ve been to all your other birthdays even with their crazy
travel schedules shows that you’re important to them and they want to be with
you. Happy Birthday girl! I’m sure it’ll be amazing!
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