Birthday Parties- Drop-off or stay?

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Birthday Parties- Drop-off or stay?
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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:33am

When your child is invited to a birthday party, do you just drop them off or do you stay at the party with them?

Faith

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Mon, 02-28-2011 - 11:18pm

I'm pretty lucky and know all the parents with kids in grade one (she is in a 1/2 split) but I don't know any in grade 2.

Emma.siggy3
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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 11:42am
Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this, Rebecca. It is difficult for sure. I think I'm just going to keep sticking around at the parties where I don't know the parents. I'd rather know what is going on instead of hoping for the best!
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 12:06am

I think it would depend on the situation.

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:14am
Reagan has only been invited to one birthday party and it was during her Kindergarten year. The party was at Chuck E Cheese and we stayed but so did all the other parents.


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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 11:26am
That is a good point, Melissa. I guess it depends a lot on the situation and level of supervision. I think that, as moms, our intuition is pretty spot on. I guess I just need to continue to trust my instincts.
Faith

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 11:27am
Chrissie, I'd probably stay in a situation like that too. We held a birthday party there once and I remember being so frantic watching out for everyone. Although, I really do like their stamping system at the door, I still worried someone would leave when I wasn't looking.
Faith

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~ Dr Seuss