Thank You for this blog where you get to share your stories without being crucified. I will like to talk about my first child’s birthday party .
My name is Badmus, a dad of 1 . This is what is happening right now and I am yet to understand the logic or reasoning behind throwing a big party for a child that doesn’t even understand what is going on around him.
My first fruit is turning ONE! yaay! The excitement and the joy in my family is out of this world, everyone including my sister who lives in Dublin has been counting down to June.
Normally when there is a function to prepare for, my wife does the estimate and we “negotiate” on the bill. But when she brought the bill for Andy’s party, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing; I thought to myself, there has to be something wrong with my wife. i told her outright that the bill wouldn’t fly… I mean……..
Who calls a DJ and a live band for a baby’s birthday party?
Who does party packs for kids and also souvenirs for adults? You don’t even want to know how much each gift pack cost.
Who pays a party planner and still plan for a “back up food” just in case?
What is the assurance that it won’t rain on that day?
So because we were TTC for 4years, we should spend half of our savings on throwing a first birthday party. No…… I am a reasonable young man, I can’t sweat and hustle for years and pour it on a party!
Anyways, I told her we are only going to be doing cake, party packs for the kids (friends and families only!), Photography, food and drinks. This will be done in the house not at an event centre as she proposed.
She has been sending everyone to talk to me about it, that she is ready to “compromise” and have the party small. But I still don’t see any reason for it.
It’s either friends and families only or nothing! Is it his wedding day?
Hahahaha…… this write-up sent me laughing…… This dad is angry …….. But truly DJ and Live Band ?