My friend called me last night and left a message about her birthday party. Its on the 5th, at her place. Which is fine, but I dont think i can go. first because its going to cost me so much. i have to take a ferry, which is $15 each way, plus the cost of gas...so probably another $30 in may car...maybe more. So $60, which isnt too much, but DH and I dont have that kind of money right now. Also, Its probably going to be a evening and late night thing, and probably not child friendly. So i would have to ask for babysitting, which I dont really like to do, and add in that i will be a few hours away if anything happens.....yea
and then, there will probably be alcohol. Which I normally wouldnt mind, but she has this thing about trying to get me to drink. She knows I dont drink, but for some reason tries to get me to anyway. And I wont know anyone there but her and her BF.
So all told....i just dont want to go. Are those bad reasons? Does this make me a bad friend? I havent said anything to her yet because I know she will just try to talk me into coming despite anything i tell her. But i always feel bad about not coming to her parties and such.