Monday, January 5, 2009


I don't take Maddie to many birthday parties. I let her go to the party if a) she actually likes the kid and sees him/her on a regular basis b) I like the parents and c) if I plan on inviting that child to Maddie's party.

I don't send invitations to every child in her class. The main reason is I don't want to feel obligated to going to 19 birthday parties over the course of a year. And I definitely don't feel slighted when she doesn't get invited to every party. No big deal.

Some don't feel that way.

A few days ago, she got an invitation in the mail. To the bad kid's party. I did the "yeah right" laugh and hid the invite before she saw it.

Today, as I was dropping her off at school, I saw the bad kid's mom. She was talking to another mom about the party. Oh no. . . what if she asks me if we are attending. What should I tell her?

Sorry, but no. Maddie is terrified of your child.

Will there be arts and crafts? Because Maddie told me that your little angel CUT a little girl's hair during nap time, I don't think it's a good idea to have scissors anywhere near them.

Ummm? Do I know you? It interesting that you've never spoken to me in the 1 1/2 years our kids have been in the same class.

Can you guarantee me that your child will not intentionally or otherwise hurt my child or any other child? Or me?

Maybe I would be better sending an email.

Bad Boy's Mom,

We won't be there.


Much easier.

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noble pig said...

I will so not let my kids go to the bad kid parties. It's too scary and my wrath would be bad if something happened. Good call.

Kim said...

Yah, I made the decision to NOT do every birthday party my boys are invited too.

I had gotten an invitation to my youngest son classmate.. they were in class together a whole TWO days .. and the baby was only turning ONE? HUH?

Yep..I would send the email.. :)

Suburban Turmoil said...

Ha ha! AWESOME. She has some nerve sending you an invitation when she's never even spoken to you.

Karen said...

I can't imagine a party at the "bad" kid's house. Will it be supervised? Do they encourage running with scissors? I think your reply is a good one. Everyone should start emailing RSVP's.

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