Dare I go back to "are children invited"
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|Wed, 07-30-2003 - 12:24am|
My neighbor, "John," is an unmarried, childless 40something homeowner. Recently he passed computer printed invitations out to the rest of the neighbors for a "barbeque" starting at 6pm on a Saturday. This "barbecue" will be catered, since he doesn't actually like to barbecue (LOL), it's in the evening, and lots of beer will be served. More to the point, the invitation was addressed to my husband and myself. Not "and Emily," or "and family." Fine with me - why would I expect him to invite my child (who is only 9 months old) to anything? He doesn't have kids, and for all I know that could be because he prefers adults only company. Not my business, I figured.
So another neighbor, "Mary," says to me the other day, "Are you going to John's barbecue?" And I said, "No, I'll probably send my husband over, but I've got to stay home with Emily." She asked why I wasn't bringing her, and I explained. To which she promptly replied, "Deb it's a BARBECUE, of COURSE the kids are welcome to come. And it's JOHN, he knows all of us. And he invited several people who have kids!!! That's CRAZY to think the kids aren't invited." HUH???
So am I nuts? I am of the STRONG belief that if the kids names or "and family" aren't on the invitation, they're not invited so don't even ask. He took the time to print them up on his computer, so I figured he could've taken the extra time to jot my daughter's name down if she was really invited. It's not like this was a "hey come on over" word of mouth thing.
What do you all think?