SS5 is so excited, because tomorrow is his close friendâ€™s birthday. Heâ€™s been invited to a few birthday parties, but it was just an â€˜I have to invite you, because youâ€™re also in my class inviteâ€™. This will be his first time celebrating his friendâ€™s birthday.
Anyways, weâ€™re going after school today to find the â€˜perfect birthday presentâ€™. SS has been talking about how he wants to get his friend an expensive monster truck, but Iâ€™ve been trying to explain to him that we donâ€™t have enough money to buy something too expensive. He seems to understand that we canâ€™t buy him (SS) toys all the time, but he doesnâ€™t get why we canâ€™t buy an expensive toy for his â€˜second best friendâ€™s birthday!â€™
Heâ€™s also expressed a concern about DH and I leaving him at the birthday party. I know heâ€™s excited and will be surrounded with his classmates, but he kept asking DH and I about staying at the party too.
Here are my questions for you guys â€“ How much do you usually spend on a classmateâ€™s birthday gift? Do you usually get a gift, or just a card? Do you usually stay for the party, or leave and come back at the pickup time (the invitation only has a starting time)? If the entire class is invited, do your kids go the party? Or do they just go to their close friendâ€™s party?