So my beautiful little Jack will be 1 on the 13th of January and we have decided to not celebrate it. Does this make me a bad parent? I don’t think it does because he doesn’t even know it’s his birthday! We’re not even buying him a present because he’s just got loads for Christmas and there isn’t anything he needs.
This will be the first time we’ve not celebrated a first birthday but after 4 children and many birthdays we’ve realised that there really is no need until they understand. Teen 1, teen 2 and Harry have not really enjoyed their birthdays until their 4th. I just think our money would be better saved for when they are older will appreciate it more.
People say the more children you have the less they have like it’s a not caring so much kind of way but it’s not, you just become more knowledgeable in what they actually need and not what you think they need.
We will probably say Happy birthday in the morning and let him open presents from other people but generally it will be a normal day.
Did you skip your child’s birthday?
Update! We have decided Friday will be a normal day but we’re giving him a little tea on Sunday with family. Still not buying any presents though.