I GET it now!!!
I have never understood this and always thought it was quite rude children not being invited to functions.......But........
Last night was my first party since dd being born and the host as lovely as he is says to me "look there is no kids but you are welcome to bring yours as I know you don't like leaving her with anyone" ( I don't have anyone so it would have to be a stranger)
So I think how hard can it be a little baby tagging along. Well what an absolute nightmare!! I had to leave after an hour and the host is really upset with me for leaving he won't even return my texts. (we are very close and it was his engagement)
She started off ok but an hour in she was running everywhere, screaming, crying, hitting me if I picked her up. I fed her, walked with her but it just wasn't enough. I think the amount of ppl there or the band playing freaked her.
People were staring at me and who knows maybe wondering why I even brought her. DH being away I didn't really have anyone to contain her. There was cigarette smoke glasses breaking from wobbly people so I thought hmmm ok this is why parties are kiddy free.
I had comments like get a nanny, put her to sleep in her pram and you need to get out more that's why she's like that!!!! This only made me more agro which the baby then picked up on and she just got worse.
I don't want a nanny as I am a sahm with one child I mean come on, she won't sleep in her pram and I do frigin get out, I take her out everyday!!!!!
Wow what a night. The trip home was a very stressful one as she cried herself to choking fits and there was nothing I could do
Do you guys take your babies to parties? Or do you just not go if there is no sitters?
She's only 13 months btw so I wonder if it gets better as she gets older.