Have you ever been invited to a babies birthday party and felt obligated to go even though you don’t want to? Then when you get there, you start wondering “is this party more for the adults or for the child?” I have and I’m pretty certain I know the answer.
Usually at babies birthday parties people are standing around talking, drinking (alcohol most times), eating and just having a good old time. Then you realize – hey…where’s the baby? When you ask the mom or the dad their response is something like, “Oh they are sleeping.” That makes sense, I mean a babies birthday party is no place for a baby. If you are lucky and the child is actually awake and present, they are crying because of all of the noise, confusion and people getting in their faces making high pitched baby talk.
Then the present giving time comes. Everyone gather around so the one year old baby can thank you all for the personalized baby gifts you have gotten them. Things like teething rings, booties, pajamas and gift certifiacates to baby stores. I’m sure they’ll have the most fun shopping with their new gift certificate.
Seriously, is this all necessary? A one year old has zero clue what’s happening and more than likely wishes is wasn’t happening at all. This particular mom says…”In years to come, I’ll organize a weekend shindig with friends, decorations, and elaborate activities. But right now, all a 1-year-old needs is love, and climbing on the slide, and her usual nap time. Her birthday is complete, just like our family is.”
Does it make more sense to wait unitl the child can actually enjoy the party?
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