I knew this was coming but I would love some coaching on how to handle it.
We're getting class invitations to birthday parties.
The boys are very close and to date have only gone to birthday parties of friends who of course always invite both kids regardless of the age of the child whose party it is.
What do you say to your younger one to explain that from here on out they don't get to go every where their older sibling does?
He understands that he gets to start school next year when he's 3 and that pre-school is only for kids who are 3.
But... a party's different.
I'm thinking of telling him that we'll go do something special during that time with just the 2 of us but frankly I'm concerned that the older one will then want to come with us instead of going to the party and I'd like him to go.
Advice from any "been there, done that" parents for someone still wet behind the ears?