Please tell me I'm not the only one with this gripe:
I have 3 school-aged children. All of whom get invited to a plethora of birthday parties. It seems like we have at least two EVERY WEEKEND.
It's getting ridiculous. And I'm getting annoyed.
I guess I'm just not a fan of the "invite the entire class" birthday parties that are happening more and more nowadays. Trust me parents, my feelings won't be hurt in the least if you decide not to invite my child to your child's birthday party. Especially if you know and I know that they're not really playmates. And I'm pretty sure my child won't even know the difference. No offense.
And I know this might seem harsh, but these "whole class" parties just leave a bad taste in my mouth. It seems almost....greedy. Because, of course, each attendee comes with a present in tow. (The last party Middle attended? Had 28 children in attendance!)
The latest party invite we received just left me shaking my head
It was to my 4 year old son- for a female classmate's 5th birthday party. It was a High School Musical invite. (Again, for an about-to-be 5 year old. Um, whatever happened to age-appropriate?) At a gymnastics center. (Which, fine. Tumbling and running around. Whatever.) In another town.
So am I bitchy for being bothered by this? Do you allow your child(ren) to attend every birthday party they are invited to? What do you do for your child(ren)'s birthdays?
I don't know...I guess I just don't feel obligated in any fashion to throw my boyz huDge birthday bashes. Never have, never will. We keep them family (and close friends) oriented. At home in our Trenches. And that is that.
Please share your thoughts in the comments!