I try not to live with too much guilt, but tell me how I could avoid it after this conversation:
Me: "Hi, Kawena! Happy Birthday, babe! How was your birthday yesterday?"
Kawena: "It was good." (She filled me in on the details, which included seeing Toy Story 3, having dinner at Genki sushi, and she receiving a Polly Pocket toy she'd been wanting.)
Me: "That's great, babe! I'm glad you had such a good day! Aunty is so sorry for not calling yesterday, I just..."
Talk about feeling like a miserable loser of an aunty. And, truth be told, she'd been in our thoughts all day, but I guess it doesn't count unless she knows about it. :-s
So, this is my formal public apology to my sweet baby niece, who is not such a baby anymore--Six Years Old!!! =D Love you, babe!