this is a spin off from a response I got to a question I asked last week, curious about budget for a girl turning 7.
A person offered a personal challenge to do EVERYTHING $30 or under, which she admitted would only be possible by skipping class room treat.
In my kids school (birthday girl is in 1st and her brother is in 2nd) the birthday child gets to pick a friend and they leave class and bring a treat (whatever the parent sent. usually icecream cup or cupcakes) to whoever is in the office or maybe the librarian. it's a HUGE DEAL and they feel on top of the world. also teacher sticks a candle in whatever mom brings in and the class sings.
so my question.... would you ever skip the b-day celebration? how would you explain it? would you only do it for financial reasons or would/could something else sway you?
note... I just asked my little girl out of curiosity and she said if she was only having one yummy thing for the celebration of her b-day she'd rather that yummy thing be at school with her class than at home w/ family.
Answer by ohwrite at 11:27 AM on May. 26, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:31 AM on May. 26, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 11:38 AM on May. 26, 2013
Our school requires that you bring only store bought goods for the kids. In this case, I would have to buy for the whole class, as they do not let the children choose just one friend to share something with. It's all or nothing (same goes with Birthday invites sent for the teacher to give out - all classmates or none). If I could not afford cupcakes, I would try to find something I could afford for them to bring in and share. Not necessarily a food product. DD's birthday falls during the summer and so she doesn't usually get to have a big birthday (we are usually on vacation during this time) so we send in cupcakes to be shared on a day determined by the teacher, usually close to the end of the year.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:44 AM on May. 26, 2013
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