Holy Spending on a One Year Old!
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|Mon, 10-01-2012 - 1:33pm|
So BF and I went to a birthday party for my "nephew" this weekend (not really by nephew, my best friend's son. BF and I decided that we would contribute to his college fund rather then get a gift (he' 1, he won't remember). There were probably about 30 people at the party, and the MONEY spent on toys was incredible! There had to be over $1500 worth of toys. This is in addition to the basement full of toys he has (by friend is so frustrated by how his in-laws spoil the baby) And guess what . . . he played with the box!
I don't have kids, so could someone please tell me . . . would it be acceptable to have a bday party for a child and in lieu of a gift ask for contributions to the college fund or a charitable donation? Maybe its because I hear so many stories of parents who are struggling with the retirement vs college debate, and I look at the $1k that the baby won't remember and I think how much that could represent down the road.
Perhaps this is because I have no children . . .