I must seriously be the worst parent in the world.
Nothing else could explain why I didn't get MY sons entire preschool class a gift for HIS half birthday.
|Thanks SO MUCH Anthony M.|
Is this what it has come to? As to not upset any kids in school nowadays we have to celebrate half birthdays, AND we have to get EVERYONE a half birthday party favor? I don't get it. Maybe it's because I suck as a parent, or as a dad I just don't think about or care about those sort of things.
Would my son really be that upset if he didn't have a celebration of his half birthday? Probably not, but I know his feelings WOULDN'T be hurt if he did not receive the requisite pencil or box of crayons as a parting gift. Do these people know how many pencils we have? Why must we continue to do this?
I fear that we are falling into a vicious cycle where we as parents have to keep up with everyone else.
You know one parent gets the kids something in September, and then everyone else has to follow in line and get each subsequent kid something exponentially better, until finally some kid who has his birthday in May, has a parent who is giving out motorcycles and gold bars.
It really needs to stop.
|It starts with crayons and ends with ?|
I know that no parent wants to be the first to put an end to this sort of thing because that would make them look BAD; but someone has to take the fall. I am willing to be that guy. If I don't stand up now and say that your child will not be getting a sticker book on my son's half birthday, I fear that it will just continue to spiral out of control, until eventually one of my boys comes home with a pony.
Please join me, make it stop.
I don't have the room in my house for a pony.