I'm a married SAHM with a 2 yo DD. As you all know, June has arrived and it's time to celebrate high school graduates. Normally, my husband and I love attending these events, as it gives us a great chance to socialize with family in a relaxed environment; therefore, should our DD make a mess of herself, it's not a big deal.
However, we have several family members who are a bit on the wealthy side and like to flaunt it a little. We received an invitation to a graduation party (whole family invited) that's being held at a country club! The invitation even came with a dress code!!
I'm thankful that my DD is only 2 yo and doesn't understand the reason for parties at places like this yet; if my children were older, I would have to explain to them that this is not the type of party that my DH and I will be giving them when they graduate high school.
My DD is obviously still at an age where she still makes a mess while eating (she's asserting her independence a lot and always wants to feed herself), and I'm guessing the restrooms at this country club are not baby friendly. She's likely gonna make a mess of herself or wipe her messy hands on my nice clothes. Why can't they just have an at-home outdoor BBQ like everyone else???
If any of you were in my position, would you bring your child to this event? Plus, keep in mind, with most of the family likely going, finding a babysitter may be difficult.