Thursday, November 2, 2017

3 (Selfish) Reasons I Hate Birthday Parties

            Hey folks! October is fun, but I'm kind of glad it's over. (Ssshh) Between Myka's birthday and Halloween, we always have lots going on! She turned the big 5 this year. I might be a terrible mom, but I really didn't want to have a party this year. But, she's literally been talking about her birthday and having a party for FOUR MONTHS before it even came, so who was I to deny her one? I wanted to just get together with a friend at a place she liked, such as Urban Air, which we did, but neigh. She really wanted a party. So, why am I so against them?

*Like, no one RSVPs any more. Not only is it super annoying, it's super rude, in my opinion. You can't tell me they wouldn't be pissed if the situation was reversed and they had no idea how much or even to provide food/snacks at all, whether you should get cupcakes or a regular cake, etc.

*I want to be the Pinterest mom. I love crafting. I like making the cutesy DIY decorations. I. Love. That. Shit. But, I tried it last year and it's just not worth the effort. Which brings me to number 3...

*Hardly anyone we invite comes. My friend Caitlin is the only one of my friends I've ever invited that has actually come. Even some of my family members didn't/couldn't (not really sure which) come to the last one. What's the ****ing point?

            Like the title of this post says, I completely admit that these are totally selfish reasons on my part to not want to have a birthday party for my kid. They just...depress me. To get through it, I keep telling myself how much Myka enjoys herself because she doesn't even realize she's “missing out” on anything, if that makes sense. She doesn't care. She's having a good time. And, at the end of the day, that's all that matters, of course. :)

What about you? Do you secretly loathe having birthday parties? Do you try to talk your kids into doing something else fun instead, like meeting friends at a trampoline park?

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  1. What a terrifically, honest blog post! I'll give my thoughts.

    Kudos to the parents that do large extravagant birthday celebrations for their little ones. Me? Ugh, birthday parties are the worst! For my kids, I send treats to school and some gift bags and call it a day.

    To be honest, I don't like when my children are invited to parties, either. Trying to buy a gift for a child I don't know whom probably has every toy under the sun, is stressful.

    Plus, if it's a party that parents have to stay with their kid, I'm a no. I work hard and have to be around my own screaming children, I don't want to be around 20 others.

    Yes, birthday parties are a NO.

    1. Oh my gosh, I totally agree! lol I have been to a few birthday parties for kids of old friends from school, but...We never see them, let alone hang out because we don't live close. So, I had no clue what to get them! We don't do that any more, nor do we get invited, so it works for me. ha ha

  2. First of all, Happy Birthday Myka! Five! Wow! Big girl now. I know what you mean. I don't think that if E&E goes to the main stream school, they probably have no one comes as well. I do wannabe Pinterest mum too - but it is just too much for me these days. I can just manage sandwiches prepping for the 4 of us. lol! But still my big E - insist on having a party, and guess who has to clear up everything - moi! That's right me! Sometimes, we do everything for them and they just don't realised how hard it is.

    Thank you for linking up with us your honest post on #FabFridayPost x

    1. Yes, exactly! Being thankful for doing things is a whole other story we're working on, though. :/ I know it's just her age, but it's a struggle.