Happy Birthday From Big Tech And Big Insurance. And From Mom, Eventually

Last Updated on: 5th October 2022, 11:24 am

Pretty sure I’m going to know exactly when Carin sees this post. I’ll be able to tell by the “WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT!” that’s going to overwhelm any and all sound in a 12 mile radius when she finds out that this woman has spent years not knowing when her own child’s birthday is and arguing with people about it. Carin knows when everyone’s birthday is, you see. Even people she has never met. Chances are she can even tell you when their pets were born. That’s not a joke.


How’s your day going? #momfail #mombrain #parenting101 #sahm

♬ original sound – Emily Vondy

I’ve met the occasional person who doesn’t know when his own birthday is. It’s baffling, but also understandable. It’s often an older person from back when birth records maybe weren’t kept as well as they are today and when folks had things like great depressions to worry about that were probably more important than which cartoon was going to be on the cake. But this kid is two. How does that happen? Kudos to mom for having the guts to share this with the world I guess, but yikes.

“I just got off the phone with my pediatrician. She’s trying to bill our last visit to our insurance company,” Vondy said. “Per my words, my son’s birthday is the 26th. I’m his mother; I know his birthday. The insurance company says, ‘No, his birthday is on the 25th.’”

The pediatrician had called Vondy to set the record straight on the correct date. But Vondy was convinced she had it right. She was going to contact her insurance company and give them a piece of her mind. However, before she did that, she went on Facebook to check her birth announcement, just to be sure.
“His birthday is indeed the 25th,” she explained. “For two years, I’ve been celebrating his birthday on the 26th. Now I have to call my pediatrician back and say, ‘Haha, you know what? I had my kid’s birthday wrong.’”

Facebook? Does the little dude not have a birth certificate?

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