Saturday, August 25, 2007

THAT'S what I was talking about!

Thanks to The Green Mommy for this link: Birthdays Without Pressure. This is EXACTLY what I was talking about in my previous post about making birthdays special. The examples they give about the excesses seen in children's birthday parties is eye-opening. What are we preparing these kids for? Gimme, gimme, gimme. I hope we can all grow backbones as parents and stop trying to keep up with the Joneses when it comes to birthday parties. I personally love coming up with clever themes, decorations, and games for our at-home birthday parties, and I know that most of the kids in attendance have never seen such a thing. I hope that it makes for a special event for everyone involved. And I personally refuse to spend over $200 for a pizza parlor or play-place party where we will get kicked out in less than 2 hours. Parents of the world unite! We can make birthdays special and meaningful occasions again!

OK. Stepping off my soapbox now....

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