Well, Big Brother has started his annual birthday party campaign. Since the year he turned five, about six weeks before his birthday he starts telling random classmates about his (as yet imaginary) birthday party. It drives me nuts.
I don’t mind having a birthday party for him. In fact, we’re planning to have one for him this year, at least with cousins (better get on that … ). BUT. In the two years he was in actual preschool, plus kindergarten, plus five months of first grade, he has been invited to exactly one party.
I don’t think it’s that kids are having parties and not inviting BB – he seems to be popular enough, well-liked by kids and parents. (Could it be that Tim and I don’t really know the other parents? I wouldn’t think so.) I think maybe the kids just don’t have birthday parties with the other kids from school. And so I don’t want to do it either. (Though I would if the other kids were.)
What do you think? Is the trend away from having “friend” parties, or is BB just not getting invited? What kind of party should he have this year?