Note: This BLOG hit a nerve so
I hosted a birthday party for my young child @ our home yesterday. I sent out invitations 3 weeks to 1 month ahead of time that listed the RSVP ~Respond ,please~ it had BOTH my phone number AND my computer address.
There were 7 invitations for a total of 12 children,including my child. 2 people responded saying they could not come .~Understandable. However,one said she could and the 4 others NEVER bothered to respond.
NO ONE CAME.
WHAT IS WRONG with people??? I guess it is because of the HURT LOOK on my child 's FACE and the HURT FEELINGS INSIDE I KNOW he's feeling ,but tries not to show, that I feel the PAIN.
I am a Late in Life Mommy so the kids that my child plays with are TWO generations below me. In my day, you either said YES and were THERE~TRUE to your WORD~ OR You said NO, you were sorry you could not go,but you had the decency TO RESPOND.
THAT IS what REALLY IS WRONG WITH AMERICA TODAY! The children are NOT TAUGHT by their parents or ~excuse me !~ARE TAUGHT by their parents' BAD EXAMPLE of what to do!
I guess kids are more resilient . My DH and I took him to the movies to salvage the day and he said "Well, who needs the guests anyway?! We get all the cake,pizza, food, and party favor bags and what's inside them for ourselves!"
What is your response besides LIFE HAPPENS?!
An additional note: Since we moved here and have been here a year, we have learned that this state takes its LITTLE LEAGUE AND LEAGUE FOOTBALL sports SO seriously that the kids do NOT miss a PRACTICE on Saturdays or they do not play. I was told by some people in my Sunday School class that people are so poor they are looking for scholarships~at the AGE OF NINE???? These kids ~I know of ONE ~WANTED to go to the party,but I was told they HAD to make the PRACTICE or their child does NOT get to play football. WHAT IS AMERICA coming to when THE PRACTICE IS more Important THAN A CHILD'S FEELINGS????
I am so UPSET that I am eating all the party food ~there GOES the weight ! I 'd better go outside and exercise SOME MORE!!!