This is Casey…
I just found a fruit snack wrapper in under the cushion of my couch… I wonder how long that has been there?
As I have mentioned before, I have twins. Boy/girl twins that will be 10 years old in July. To my sadness (but I am sure they are just doing this to piss me off), they want to have separate birthday parties this year. And Q wants to have a SLEEPOVER! I don’t even allow playdates at my house.
Whatever, I’ll deal with it. And I’ll drink champagne.
Since my kids were born, I have NEVER allowed guests to give them gifts on their birthdays. When they were little (and I was still married), and a guest brought a gift, the guest had to chug a “punishment drink.” Something sweet and syrupy like a Peach-O-Rita. I think the biggest reason that I don’t want them to have birthday presents, is that I want them to enjoy celebrating and playing with friends, not have the party be about the presents. I also don’t want to deal with having them write Thank You Notes!
As much as I don’t like my kids getting presents, I take a lot of thought into what the guests will take with them when they leave (besides a wicked good time). Q is really into decorating her water bottles with stickers right now, so we decided to get tumblers and stickers for each girl to decorate.