Why You Should Say Yes to That Birthday Invitation

I read the words you wrote about an invitation your kindergartener received and the best way to describe what I felt was heartache, especially as I read the comments applauding your decision.

We declined the invitation to the birthday party, because my child says they’re not even friends.

Let’s pretend for a moment that the parents who sent that invitation did so with the best of intentions. Let’s assume they weren’t trying to get more gifts for their kid or make things more complicated or busy for your family.

Maybe they sent that invitation to your child, because they were thinking of their own.