"I'm having a birthday party held at a sports/arcade type of place. Only inviting the class. All kids and parents we do not know well or at all. A mom asked to bring a sibling and what the cost for that would be. While I don't mind if one kid brings a sibling, it's not fair to others. But part of me thinks well, if she's paying, then it's not a big deal. I don't know how to respond. I like that she at least offered to pay, but I just don't like being put in this situation."
Thoughts? To ME, that's not my style. Juggling schedules is hard, but only the child invited should be there...What do you think?
The number of days since we found out the Valentine's parties were cancelled is directly equal to the number of days we procrastinated preparing the class cards and treats.
(I hate after-the-fact parties. What's the Valentine's Day equivalent of bah humbug?)
By11pm, my NYE party dress looked a lot like pajama pants haha! Before that, we had a delicious dinner, saw a concert, had after dinner drinks and desserts...Ok, so the dinner was made by my friend and me, and our kids put on the concert, but still...super fun!
Did anyone (with kids) go out last night? Like OUT out?
10pm night before Thanksgiving
2000(?): climbing in the window of The Bent Elbow because it was freezing and the line was really long (@Carol Quigley Shire, you were there!)
2012: home with 2 sleeping kids, 1 husband, and a cup of sleepytime tea, watching a DVR'ed New Girl
HA! Old as hell.
Oh my goodness, it should not be this difficult to plan a party.
I guess that's what happens when all your friends grow up, get real jobs, and have kids :)
How often do you get together with your friends, without including the kids?
Oh geez. Please watch your kids. And if you wouldn't leave them at an activity zone by themselves, don't leave them there for a party either.
__Pregnancy vs. Partying ~ Pretty Funny! Now I need one that combines partying and parenting...something about eating mac and cheese, cleaning up vomit, up all night, help me out here, haha ;)
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