We can't afford to spend more than $5 on our son for his 3rd birthday. I know he won't care at all, but I care.
I feel like such a terrible mom. I want him to know that we love him, I'm just feeling so bad that we had him and can't seem to take care as well as we should.
We were going to invite another family over that has a little boy about his age. But I'm afraid of them spending more on a gift for him than we're going to.
That and how do I keep myself from bawling my eyes out at his birthday party?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in General Parenting
When your child grows up, he's going to remember how you loved and treated him a lot more than he will any gift you get, You sure sound like a wonderful loving mom and that is the best gift you can ever give your child......Happy Birthday to you very lucky son to have such loving parents.
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Answer by caseyandkids at 8:01 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Love does not equal stuff (much to my 10yo's disappointment and insistance). We don't spend a lot on our kids for their birthdays and we don't have parties. My son's birthday is Friday. He'll be 9. We have no gift for him. My husband will be working all day and all weekend so we can't take him out for our traditional birthday lunch/dinner. All he's getting is some triple fudge cupcakes (that I'm baking) and he won't have to do chores. I told him I'd consider having 2 of his neighborhood buddies over for cupcakes on Saturday IF the kids get their rooms picked up (big IF). He's never had friends over for his birthday before. I don't expect gifts. Their company is the gift.
Answer by justanotherjen at 8:59 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
Also wanted to mention that his favorite birthday ever was when he turned 5. We spent like $15 on gifts for him and took him to breakfast at a buffet place and to Red Robin for lunch (that wasn't planned, it just kind of happened). After lunch we went home and he spent the rest of the afternoon playing in our backyard with his sisters, me and the little girl that lived behind us. We were out until it got dark. After his cake that night he looked at me with tired eyes and said, "that was the BEST birthday ever." I don't think anything we could plan could ever top that day for him.
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