This isn't the first time I've heard of this and the fact that people actually celebrate it. Bossy Girl was invited to a half birthday party last summer, and I'm sorts of confused about the purpose behind it. We did NOT go, by the way.
I don't freaking get this half birthday trend plain and simple. You may disagree and think it's all wonderful and creative and you're all, hey, we do it in my family! Oh well. I think it's moronic.
I will never hold a "half birthday" party for my kids, but I know she'll be invited to more in her lifetime. Do I let her go when I'm so morally against it?
And more importantly, can I get the kid a half present? Like for half off?
HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY! Enjoy your half teddy bear!
OR YOUR HALF BARBIE!!!
To me, it's just another way to spoil your kid rotten by adding a second "birthday" to their life.
Like an annual birthday isn't enough. Like your kid is that damn special that an additional celebration of their sloppy painful birth is required.
Probably with gifts and a big ole party cuz your kid is that friggin awesome that he/she requires more stuff and attention.
Where the hell did this trend come from? What crazy ass, over the top, my kid is so perfect he/she needs TWO parties parent created this?
What the hell people? Let's just celebrate the shit out of our kids. Why the hell not?
Let's also starting having a "Conception Birthday." If you know the exact date you got your freak on and conceived your little prince/princess, have a party. The cake could be a little round circle cake with cream frosting and squiggly little sperm-looking candles all over it. Or these:
Let's also have a "Labor Has Begun Party" to celebrate when those bastard contractions started, or, when your water broke, beginning the process of pushing your "perfect" kid out into the world. That would be a fun party, by the way. Water balloon fights and sucker punches to the stomach for all kids invited to celebrate the anniversary of the magic labor event!
|Look! It's just like when mommy's water broke the day you were born!|
Well, it's the weekend y'all. I'd better go plan a "YAY. YOU MADE IT THROUGH A WHOLE WEEK OF SCHOOL" party for my kid.