If someone says their kid’s birthday party and request no gifts, don’t bring a gift.
Two of our friends brought gifts. (three counting Tracy but a) I know she is a bargain hunter b) we are making Declan something and c) I don’t ever feel obligated with her.) one was a $50 card for us to go out to dinner, babysitting included. The other was maybe $40 worth of stuff. Both of their kids have birthdays in the next three weeks.
Our oven doesn’t work. We are finally getting it fixed after months of no oven (by using birthday money given to our child….) tonight we turned our heat on and it doesn’t work.
We have no money. I had a plan to get caught up in November and things felt okay. Now the heater went.
And now I have to buy $90 worth of birthday gifts because people went against our wishes.