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|Tue, 09-14-2004 - 10:13am|
The problem is he wants presents. But one of the boys had a sleepover for his party last winter and they didn't do presents. Now, this particular family is going thru a rough time financially and I don't want them to have to buy a present.
Is 11 too old to still get presents? I don't want to tell my son about his friends financial state, but how do I explain that we should ask for a no-present policy. What would be a good reason. I don't think it's wrong to have a present party at this age, per se.
However, the only other reason I wouldn't want it is because DS has so many friends that we are limiting who he can have and sort of make it not a "birthday party", but that I'm letting him have a couple of friends stay overnight in lieu of a party (that way he can honestly tell others he didn't have a party). If there are no presents involved, then that works out fine. But he wants present.
What would you do?