Ok I understand that kids need to be punished, I get it. So I'm sure I don't have a reason to be irritated but my DD's bday party is tomorrow, she invited her closest friends. So there was a total of 9 girls coming.
Well we are down 3 and they are her closest friends too. She is going to be so sad, they are not coming bc they are now grounded.
I get it, I do. But in a way I feel like my child has been punished now as well. She was so looking forward to this. My friend was coming in to do pedicures & manicures & put make up on the girls & do their hair. My little girl couldn't wait & now she is upset bc 3 of her closest friends won't be there.
I told her it wasn't her fault & they really wanted to be here but they got into trouble & I told her that her other friends will be there & she's happy & excited but still sad. This is the longest place we've lived & she's actually been able to grow up w/these 3 girls for the last 3yrs, I swear they are all like sisters.
I wish they could come & go straight back home for their punishment!
UPDATE: My DD had a BLAST at her party. Which I expect, never doubted she wouldn't have a good time :)
My one friend called & 2 of the girls that were grounded were able to come to the party. Basically they had earned the right to come, my child was so happy:)
However, we were still down one girl :( While yes my DD had a good time when all was said & done she said "mom I wish (insert name) could have been here, we all had a good time & I won't be here for my birthday next year." My DD is a kind soul, she loves all her friends & just wanted them all to be together.
I don't feel bad for wishing her friend could have come.