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Old 11-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #28
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Re: s/o: You got me excited to skip the birthday party

Originally Posted by Brooke789 View Post
No parties here. We didn't take any opinions.

Now we do celebrate, but it is just the four of us having cake, presents, pics, etc.

We do send an 'announcement' after each birthday with pics to the family.
This exactly. Have not done it for either child and don't intend to for the third. A party for a one year old is not for the child. They don't care, won't remember it, don't care about the presents and are usually exhausted by them. So since neither DH nor I cared at all about that stuff we skipped them. No one has been scarred. We did have cupcakes after dinner and take some pictures. Grandparents sent presents but we did not buy any. I just don't understand the point and didn't ask anyone's opinion.
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