Somebody should start an email alert system if people are going to change the rules on us. First, Confessions showed up and there was no cake at the shower she went to and we were all horrified. I mean that is something that you have to prepare for before you arrive. She had me worried because I was invited to a shower this past weekend and I made sure I ate a small sandwich before I went just in case there was a new "no cake" rule. Fortunately for me, this shower was all out on the food. Not only cake, but petit fors and sandwiches, cheese straws, and mini cheese quiche.
Just when I had started to relax a little and think that maybe things hadn't gotten gone crazy, we received the birthday "package" in the mail. I refer to it as the "package" because it was about 1/2" thick and we had no idea what was in the envelope although Little Guy said he was certain it was a birthday invitation. We told him it couldn't be since birthday invitations were just a card with the date, time and place. We were wrong and he was right. This envelope contained not only the invitation, but a full two page print out of all the things that birthday child had picked out and registered for at a local store. The cheapest item on the list was $15.00.
Am I out of the loop? Is this the way people are doing birthday invitations now? My boys last two birthday parties were really laid back. They called some friends. They came over after school. We ordered pizza. They played and spent the night and just had fun. Most of the boys didn't really realize it was a birthday until we pulled out the cake. I heard Little Guy tell one of his friends on the phone, "Dude, don't bring a present. Just come to my house and play."
I know that I am very weird (and I acknowledge that!), but somehow this just seems a little over the top to send out such an list in your birthday invitation. What do you think?