My dd turned 5 today. It's her golden birthday as well so its extra special. She is the only grandchild of my parents, the only great grandchild of my grandmother, and the only neice of my siblings. So she gets spoiled on her birthday. She did get a lot, but nothing extravagant. She received lots of summer clothes, some barbie clothes, a play doh set, some coloring books and reading books, an alarm clock as well as a learning clock (we are working on telling time), bubbles, a hula hoop, and a stuffed dog. The only expensive thing she received was a leapster? The leap frog that looks like a game boy. And it was from my parents and my mom got a sweet deal on it. Everything else? Nothing was more expensive than $10, most of her clothes were bought on clearance, and everything else was from like Big Lots or Marshalls and even some choice gifts from the dollar store. Hell I threw her entire party, which included decorations, presents from us, cake, and food and drinks to feed everyone, and I spent under $80. My friend (who is dd's best friends mom, did you follow that?) made a comment about how her daughter won't be getting nearly as much for her birthday in three weeks, and there will be twice as many people. Also, she can't believe how much I probably spent on this party. I couldn't tell if it was jealousy, or condescending or what but all I said was "it wasn't that much, and its our first get together in our new house, I wanted it to be memorable". She gave me this look like, whatever, like I should somehow be ashamed that my daughter got presents from everyone who attended and the party didn't appear low budget, when really it was. What was she expecting me to say? Is it wrong to want the birthday experience to be wonderful? I could see if she gets spoiled all the time but its only on Christmas and her birthday so I don't see what the issue is.
A GOLDEN BIRTHDAY is when you turn the same age as your birthdate. Turning 5 on the 5th or turning 29 on the 29th.
on May. 5, 2013 at 9:48 PM