How would you handle this situation...it's about gifts and birthday parties
my 7 yr old son was invited to his friends birthday. I asked him if he wanted to come to Target with me to pick out the gift, he said he didn't. now being I have limited income I found this toy for $5 on clearance.
Well now my son says he doesn't want to go to the party, I know why, it because he figures this way he would get to keep this toy. He really wants it badly! I told him he hasn't seen his friends all summer ( rural area, everyone lives miles from eachother). He said it's not important and he can wait for school to start.
he is never around any other kids! I think he needs to go just for the connection with his classmates that he hasn't seen in 6 weeks and won't again for another 6 weeks.
How do you resolve a situation in which your kid wants to keep the birthday gift and skip the party? My thinking would be to return it to the store but my husband is very weak and would expect our son to keep the toy.