Re: 1 yr old birthday mess...
I don't think your selfish. It's a milestone. Your child's FIRST birthday. And like Xmas, I think birthdays should be for the kids, not the grownups.
DS turned on on the 1st and we had several relatives insist we celebrate the birthday the weekend before. Those who couldn't attend the real birthday dropped off gifts beforehand. Went out for dinner with the grandparents, and then went back to our house for cake and presents -- had friends stop by for cake and ice cream. DS was a trooper, but opening all his presents DID get to be a big production, so I ended up opening most of them while he played with the boxes. Plus, if there are a whole bunch of people and too much going on, we didn't want him to get overly tired and become a crabby little boy.
Last edited by Ratatosk; 06-24-2004 at 12:19 PM.