Saturday, 22 November 2008

Birthday party

I took Small Son to a 4 year old's birthday party today. Let's call him Eric. Eric's parents have a most wonderful Victorian villa with beautifully furnished rooms with stripped wood floors. At the party there was (in no particular order):
A disco
A children's entertainer
A chocolate fountain
A piniatta
A table groaning with expensive drinks and nibbles from Waitrose for the adults
Party bags, prizes, cake..

It was all lovely, but the thing is, where do you go from here..?! If you give them all that when they're 4, what will they want when they're 8, 9 and 10?

It makes my child's little lunch, with a party bag containing a piece of cake and a balloon seem a bit of a poor show...


Jonathan said...

They just have to keep in mind that you can find as many things if not more from the non-material, from their imagination, from the beauty of what life gives us... That love and real friendship are more important than a 51 inch LCD HD flat screen...

claires inner world said...

How true... That was my feeling about the whole thing really.