SS5 is so excited, because tomorrow is his close friend’s birthday. He’s been invited to a few birthday parties, but it was just an ‘I have to invite you, because you’re also in my class invite’. This will be his first time celebrating his friend’s birthday.
Anyways, we’re going after school today to find the ‘perfect birthday present’. SS has been talking about how he wants to get his friend an expensive monster truck, but I’ve been trying to explain to him that we don’t have enough money to buy something too expensive. He seems to understand that we can’t buy him (SS) toys all the time, but he doesn’t get why we can’t buy an expensive toy for his ‘second best friend’s birthday!’
He’s also expressed a concern about DH and I leaving him at the birthday party. I know he’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 – How much do you usually spend on a classmate’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 friend’s party?