A Minnesota mother is sparking hilarious conversation on TikTok after revealing she has been celebrating her son’s birthday on the wrong day.
“Here’s a little story to allow all the moms of little out there to maybe feel a little better about yourselves,” Emily Vondrachek said in the TikTok video gone viral. “Here’s a real confidence boost for you, OK? Not for me.”
Vondrachek, a mom of four, told Fox News that she recently brought her 3-year-old, Henry, to a pediatrician’s office visit. Soon after, the receptionist called saying the insurance company wouldn’t cover the visit since the birthdate they had on file for Henry did not match the one on file with the doctor’s office, according to Vondrachek.
“Insurance companies don’t have that stuff wrong. They get it right from the state,” Vondrachek said. “I said, ‘Before I make a fool of myself, let me look back just to make sure.’”
Vondrachek said that instead of “digging” for Henry’s birth certificate, at that moment, she scrolled back in her Facebook and Snapchat posts and noticed that for the past two years, she and her family had shared photos on Feb. 26 announcing Henry’s birthday.
When she scrolled further to Henry’s birth, that Facebook post announced his birthday to be Feb. 25. Vondrachek said that’s when she realized the mistake.
“[I felt] embarrassment and mom guilt. Having four kids, one of my concerns as a mom is that I’m not giving all my children equal attention. I have a baby-baby, Olive, she takes a lot of my attention and my oldest is getting ready to start kindergarten.”
Vondrachek said her original due date to give birth to Henry was the 26th, which is what might have caused the mix-up. She added that she herself must have given the wrong date-of-birth to the pediatrician’s office, which is why doctors had on-record that he was born on the 26th and not the 25th.
Although she said she was “a little ashamed,” Vondrachek decided to make light of the situation.