Parents know what their children like or dislike. They know what would be best for them and how they want their children’s lives to go on. Sometimes, parents can be a little extreme in that regard, and that is the case of one couple who sent out an incredibly and overly demanding birthday invitation for their child’s first birthday party.
Reddit was the first place online to show the “birthday list,” and it details some information on what the young boy needs or wants for his birthday. Not only do the parents detail the proper gifts, but what side of the family should get them.
“With —-‘s birthday coming up, we thought we’d ask for 4 items that he will really get a lot of use out of in the coming months. I provided my mom and sister-in-law —– with a list of 4 other items that —- would like for his birthday so that they can buy from their list and avoid duplication.”
From there, the couple not only lists items for one specific side of the family to purchase, but they help them out as well. They provide links for the Play Tunnel, Play Tent, and a certain book.
Oh, they didn’t forget the Water Table listing, but it’s a specific unit “because of how it drains.”
After that, the couple goes on to list “a few other important items,” which details how other gifts should be handled. Those attending the child’s first party are allowed to veer from the list of itemized gifts, but there are some rules in place.
“If you choose to get —- something that isn’t on this list, anytime regardless of birthdays or holidays, please be sure to always include a receipt going forward. When we return items without receipts, we only get about 50% of the value, so it’s like throwing away money if you don’t include a receipt with gifts.”
The parents flat out tell you that they are going to end up buying formula with the gifts of yours that they return. Formula is costing them 80 bucks a week, and the unwanted gifts they receive will pay for that on it’s own.
When it comes to a child’s first birthday party, it’s perfectly fine to advise your guests of your child’s likes and dislikes or even what you may want for them. Being overly demanding of your guests may not only result in your child getting very little for their birthday, but could result in the loss of friends as well.
[Images via Happy Place]