Figuring out who to invite to Ace's birthday party is shockingly more complicated than I ever thought it could be. Last year I had just started to climb out of the post-preemie year of isolation, so it was pretty darn simple. This year Ace has WAY more friends.
Do I invite A? If I invite A, I'll definitely need to invite B, even though I'm not that close to B but B will be hurt if I invite A and not B. Do I invite C, even though he doesn't really care much about my kid, but all of our other friends are coming? Do I invite D, even though HE'S A CRAZY PERSON but Drew likes him and his wife is cool? If I invite E and F from my MOMS Club, does that mean I should invite the rest of the MOMS Club? Do I only give invitations to people who've invited me to their kids' birthday parties? Would that mean they'd feel obligated to send me invitations from now on? That's not what I'm going for, I swear.
My head's gonna explode when he starts going to school. We'll be at Chick-Fil-A on X day at X time, and if you wanna come, come. I'll buy you a chicken finger. Share it with your friend.
Suffice it to say, if I don't invite you and you think you should've been invited, it's not because I don't like you, but because I TOTALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF A TWO-YEAR-OLD'S BIRTHDAY PARTY.
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