Francesca - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
Okay. So my daughter will be turning 1 year old at the end of April. And I have decided to NOT throw any party. I told my Dh that I just want to take her to a zoo, see all the baby animals and have a picnic just the three of us.
I tried planning something but it became too much of a headache. Half of my family is at a baptism that weekend. Every other weekend is booked up by us. Those in my family not at the baptism are notorius for flaking out of events and not showing up. And his family is so huge and lives a few hours away, accomodations would need made. Some of our family members don't get along with the opposing family, blah blah blah blah.
She isn't going to remember it anyways. I am just so frustrated by it all. And slightly dissapointed. I so wanted to do something but I suppose a big formal event with crazy relatives pinching her cheeks would only frustrate her right? A picnic and the zoo would be much better, no?
What are you doing/did? What would you do? Anyone else scrap it?