Am I horrible to cancel my five year olds birthday party?
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|Wed, 12-26-2012 - 3:55pm|
I have a little girl who is about to turn six in two weeks. She has been to many birthday parties in the last few months, and we are planning one for her, although invitations have not yet been sent out. She is sweet as can be, but defiant to the point of disrepect. About 99 percent of the time when she is told to do something, she sticks her tongue out, makes horrible faces at us, talks back and whatnot. My husband and I are at our wits end. I told him I am going toi cancel her birthday party, but I feel horribly guilty! On one hand I think I must be stupid to let her treat us this way, and then go throw her a birthday party. Then I feel horribly guilty about cancelling it. I need some advice, because I don't know what to do. If we cancel the party, we will of course have a small family party and still make the day special to her, just no friends and a big party. We are at the end of our rope from the disrespect from a five year old. I would've never gotten away with the things she does when I was her age. I feel like we are doing ok with disciplining her, so I don't know why nothing "sticks". Help!! Should I cancel the party? Or is that too harsh?