My daughter turns 10 tomorrow (20th)....TEN! I survived the terrible two's now it's the troublesome ten that is upon me, Tween they call it. That is my next phase. I've been teasing her that 10 yr old lil girls are a pain! She even said she'd live with her grandma till she was at least 12 or 14.
I really should let her do that and pay back my Mom for..........nevermind.
Anywho, common courtesy, yes, that's where I was going here. For the past 4 years we've been involved with the Nutcracker production, Miss T hasn't had a birthday "party" (which suits me fine). It just gets so hectic so close to performance time.
This year she's turning double digits....leaving the singles and beginning a new phase. It seemed a party was in order so I agreed. Pool party with Pizza at the YWCA. 16 invitations were handed out; $100 for the pool reservation (up to 20 people, not a bad price); $$ cake; $$ pizza; $$ goodie bags.
How many people do you think actually called me via the RSVP info to let me know yay or nay?
Three calls. One was a "Nay".
One verbal "nay" - gonna be outta town.
Two verbal "Yay"...one didn't show up.
Two of the 3 calls were from long time friends from school. Kassie & Shelby. The NAY call was from a dance kid we didn't expect would come.
My kid had 3 children show up for her party.
Never again! Not till she's 16. I will not plan another party. I will agree to sleepovers with a couple of friends, take them to a movie or skating, whatever and dinner, and have a cake but that IS IT! No more hoopla and stress.
It is not fair to my kid to have her heart set on a fun time only to get let down. Sure she had a good time with these 3....but 2 classmate's excuses were "I don't know where it is" HELLO!!! Friggin phone number on the invite people - CALL ME!
I would have rather taken my money and treated my baby to something special for her birthday.
Now I feel robbed.
I know our lives are busy, but a phone call would have been nice. Maybe I could have cancelled the pool reservations (and only paid $5 per kid to swim; hmmmmm $5x4 verses $100).
Thanks for listening to me whine!