Saturday, January 9, 2010

kid birthday party humbug

I will pull my hair out if I have to ruin yet another Saturday transporting my kids to buy yet another birthday gift for yet another child they barely know and won't ever want to see again. And since when do kids need to have a party each and every year? Who started that over-indulgent tradition, anyway?

7 comments:

Bridget said...

I *so* agree. I just politely decline most of the invites we get.

s said...

Totally agree. ugh.

Manic Mommy said...

Heading to one in an hour - and I must say, today they NEED the energy burn.

Alyssa said...

Last year everyone had a party this year it seems it is not the in thing to do...which is much more relaxing!

Anonymous said...

What was good enough for my mom (and her kids) is good enough for me (and my kids). ONE (friends) birthday party per child. Period. I had mine when I was 7 years old, and I still remember it almost 40 years later, it was that special. All the other years, I had birthday dinner/presents with my family.

Anonymous said...

The same people who started the tradition of every soccer player getting a trophy because "everyone's a winner".

Anonymous said...

And the cost of some of these parties - they could feed and shelter a poor family for a year.