Sunday, November 25, 2012


Mica came home with 2 birthday party invites last Tuesday. On Friday I had him RSVP to one of them.

Me: "Mica do you want to RSVP to this birthday party, or do you want me to?"

Mica: "I'll do it!" :)

He looked at the invitation, dialed the phone number and began speaking right away.

Mica: "I can come to Les' birthday party."

Me: "Tell them your name."

Mica" "Oh my name is Mica and I belong to the Apel household. Can you give me directions to Newport AVE?"

Me: "Mica I'll figure out where it's at."

Mica: "Never mind my Mom can figure out where it is I think."

Truth be told I'm not really great with directions, but I figured it out. The party was today. I was worried he wouldn't be able to go with all the sickness Isaak and I had yesterday. We're all well again. Mica and Daddy haven't gotten our stomach flu yet. I hope they don't! We feel better, but now Isaak and I are all stuffy in the nose. Explain that one to me. How does the stomach flu lead to a stuffy nose?

Mica said the birthday party was kind of boring. You want to know why? Because it was a birthday party like I used to go to. It consisted of cake, ice cream, musical chairs, presents, playing outside and a giveaway bag. Boring, I think not. Kids these days have this desire to be so entertained.

I never understood the giveaway bags. I did it because all the other parties have them. We gave away snacks. Come on...the kid receives gifts and has to give giveaway bags (gifts) and turn around and write thank you cards to everyone that came to the party. It seems kind of silly and backwards to me. Isn't the kids coming to the party, being fed cake and entertained for a few hours enough? When my kid comes home with a bag full of candy I'm thinking, "Great"! We still have Halloween candy up in the cupboard. Sometimes I feel like I should write a thank you card to the person having the party. "Thank you for entertaining my child, feeding my child and giving them a treat bag." Share your thoughts about this...


Masshole Mommy said...

The goody bags are pure peer pressure from other parents LMAO. It's kind of like an expectation now and I almost feel insulted if my child DOESN'T come home with one (and that's happened a few times). I never give out candy, though. Like you, I don't want my kids coming home all hyped up, so I don't do it to other parents. Both of my boys have August birthdays, so I do a joint party. Last summer was a Pokemon theme, so I gave out a pack of Pokemon cards in their goody bags. The year before was a Lego theme and the kids each got to take home a small bag of Lego bricks and I got crafty and made Lego brick crayons. I've also given out boxes of crayons and bubbles in the past.

Liz Mays said...

As with everything, it's all been ridiculously overblown so that everything is far more of a production than it needs to be. I miss the simplicity of my youth!

Eat To Live said...

Hahhaahaha.... I belong to the Apel Household. How cute is that?

mail4rosey said...

We don't make goodie bags, but we do make sure the kids have a really fun party.

My kindergartner recently attended he said was really fun (they played soccer outside in the backyard), and the second he said he liked, but not as much as the first because they didn't play outside, lol. That child does love to be outside.

Glad you're all feeling better.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

If Dave and I had had children, we'd have to take turns spending time in jail.
Children want to be entertained? I say stick a shovel in their hands and tell them to muck the barn. That will give them ages to think of something to do that's infinitely more entertaining.
In the meantime, they're far enough from the house I can't hear them whine.

~ Noelle said...

that is what I worry about with broxtons party... we have only had small ones with just family and close family type friends... this year, we might do his classmates, but what am I supposed to give them? lol....I remember our parties were small, simple.. at the house... and we sent small gift bags that were maybe like 1-2 bucks to make...
now, it is all too blown up and way out of proportion

Are We There Yet! said...

I am horrible with directions, even with a map. Lucky for me we have 3 GPSs. You might need to get yourself one of those if Mica keeps getting invited to parties.


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