As a rule I’m pretty cool, Ha, that rhymes…. pretty cool with whatever anyone chooses to do with their lives. Not for me to say, I have enough of my own stuff to deal with ……but right now, just for a minute I’m putting on the Judgey McJudgeson shoes…. Hey don’t roll your eyes we all have them.
Most of the time they hide in the back of the closet but sometime we put them on…. Because we’re human, because we know better and shit needs to be said.
Scrolling through the local community website, I came across this posting….
“Inexpensive venue for 2 yo birthday party”
Let’s break this sentence down…. We have venue, 2 yo and birthday party…. we also have inexpensive.
All these things separately are fine but when you put them together, it makes my head spin. Why the fuck would you want to rent a venue for a birthday party for a 2 year old?
You know you’re thinking it. And if you’re not then I guess you had a big 2yo birthday party and all power to ya but it’s not for me.
The kid won’t remember it, you know there’ll be a meltdown or six and a room full of ‘hopped up on kiddie crack’ kids ranging in age from 2 to maybe 10.
It’ll be loud and messy and there’ll be parents wanting you to relight the cake because their child won’t stop screaming til they can blow the candles out……..at least 5 times.. No one’s eating that spat on germ fest…. which you probably paid half an arm for!
This is fun? Really? In what universe?
This my friends, is the stuff nightmares are made of. I don’t begrudge any kid a birthday party but it seems to get more out of control every year. Why must we have a full blown extravaganza? Can’t we celebrate with a nice family cake, a few gifts and a little song? You know, this is gonna happen every year….. Pick the milestone birthdays, 1, 5, 10, 13, 16 18, 21…….
When you start with the bar so high, you leave no room for growth. If you’re renting a venue at 2, where do you go from there? An entire nightclub at 18? Private island for the 21st bash?
It’s ok to say no, it’s ok not to have a ‘party’every year. I haven’t done it, my kids don’t expect it and they still have awesome birthdays and are grateful for the love they get on their special day. That’s what counts. Right?!
Everyone loves their children and wants to spoil them but overindulgence of kids makes me a little nuts, please forgive me.. I’ll put the Judgey McJudgeson’s away now.