It's My Party and I'll Invite Who I Want To...
Well, the preparations for The Dictator's 3rd birthday party are coming along. Slowly, but surely.
I was stunned to read a comment from a reader, a teacher!, who said it was pretty stupid to invite a TEACHER to one of their pre-schooler students birthday parties.
To which I say, "WTF?"
I mean, give me a break. First off, it's a party *I'm* throwing to celebrate my daugher's birthday, the greatest day of my life. Which means, I'll invite whomever I want to invite. If I want to invite my dentist, I'll invite my dentist.
The point is, just because you receive an invite, doesn't mean you are obligated to attend. Ever.
How easy is it to say, "Thanks! I'm out of town." Or, "Thanks! I have an appointment I can't miss." Or, "I'm sick." Or, "I have to wash my hair."
There are a million and a half ways to get out of going to a party. (Though, for some weird reason, I can't help but think someone who gets offended at an invite doesn't get many invites. Am I wrong?)
And, actually, I don't agree that all teachers wouldn't want to go to one of their kids parties. First off, there will be a bar and bartender. Second, it will be catered. Third, why wouldn't a teacher want to get to know parents out of class?
Also, I'm sorry, but hey, you get to see the inside of my house! And you could get your face painted! And maybe a lootbag!
Also, she's quite young this teacher. Why wouldn't she want to meet new people?
Heck, drop by for 20 minutes even. Heck, don't come. Whatever.
The point is, I don't think it's stupid at all to invite a teacher. My daughter likes her teacher. And why shouldn't I show appreciation by saying, "You're a part of my daughter's life. She loves you. I would like you to be a part of her celebration."
And, if the teacher doesn't want to come, well, the Regrets Only number is right there on the invite.
P.S. I pray that you are not my daughter's teacher who wrote that stupid comment. If you are, well, you're still invited.