As this time of the year rolls round and I start thinking of just what to do for Joshua’s birthday I can feel my blood pressure begin to climb.
As much as I have tried my best to like kids parties, someone elses I can tolerate but planning and attending one for our kids has me raging.
Now lets talk about part invites …. if someone takes the time to think of your child and then goes on to write their name on an invite … for me it goes without saying they deserve an acknowledgment of either a yay or na to the impending party.
However last year Joshua’s party invites and the lack of response to them had me angry to the point of full-blown rage, with 30 kids invited and eleven people not making any comment of attendance or not and then 3 texting and saying they weren’t coming and then several turning up that didn’t respond and in the end only 14 children coming I can honestly say this year I am not going down that road again!
Since the party invite nightmare I have taken note at other parties and it seems that this is the norm, to receive an invite and do nothing … or even say you’re coming but if something better or easier crops up then just don’t turn up.
Why do parents do this and why do we shy away from saying its unacceptable?
This year I am going to scale it down to doing an activity with a handful of children and Joshua, I will not ever make the mistake of hosting a large party ever again … *cough cough* or at least till Jacobs first birthday he celebrates at school!
I am not intending to ever waste time trying to please other people with our party choices either if it fits round us then it’s in and if no one returns their invites then shame on them as their name is not on the list and they aint getting in!