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  1. I’m guessing this kid is going to be the only one attending his party.

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  2. I would have put a donation for $25 at one of our local charities, and given him that.

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  3. Wow…just think of the kind of adult that kid will turn out to be with parents like that :0

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  4. Leona Aquin Leona Aquin says:

    My grand son had his 6th birhday and he didn’t want a gift. He said please donations to the food bank, and all brought food was great of him to do that. For a 6 year old.

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    • Kerry Lynn Kerry Lynn says:

      We went to a birthday party that said the same thing on the invitation. “Bring items for the food bank” there was lost of food bank bags, it was great to see. Of course the child got gifts from immediate family and we picked up a couple things from the dollar store too.

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  5. Tina Duncan Tina Duncan says:

    Wow that’s messed!

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  6. Amanda Krumm Amanda Krumm says:

    Entitled much? like wow.. Good on you and your son for not buying or going.

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  7. That is pathetic. Way to teach their child on being grateful for what others give to them as a gift.

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  8. Wow that’s unacceptable!!!

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  9. Wow. Good for you for not going. I have enough trouble getting kids to come to my daughter’s mid-summer birthday party I hate when parents do this. They don’t realize how lucky they are.

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    • I feel for your girl. My birthday is July 30 and my mom had to round up random kids in the neighbourhood when I was young so that I would have more guest at my parties than my brother and I.

      But as as adult mid summer birthdays are the best! Lots of adventures to be had.

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    • I totally understand, Natasha. My and my daughter’s birthdays are 5 days apart (mine is July 27 and hers is Aug 1) so I know exactly what she’s gonna go through unfortunately :/.

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    • AW Smith AW Smith says:

      My nieces bday is July 23rd so my bro started doing her “with friends” birthday party mid-june so she can actually have kids attend. Seh loves it. My niece & nephew never really wants gifts either so the invite asks for gift cards to whatever charity they chose that year. Being he’s widowed, I think he’s got this birthday thing figured out pretty good. Hehe

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  10. Rae Wright Rae Wright says:

    Yikes hey… What’s wrong with people these days.. don’t they see the humans they will create acting like total idiots like this??

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  11. Lol that is an outrageous request. To say whatever is not Lego will be donated to Goodwill is insulting and I definitely wouldn’t be sending my child to a birthday party like that. Geez some peoples kids

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  12. That’s very ignorant. They could say Lego only please but not a dollar amount.

    Next time give gift card if your little guy wants to enjoy birthday with friend.

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  13. Wow! Just wow! That is beyond ridiculous

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  14. I had a specific list of what toys family members could buy my children when they were little as at some point the toys do get out of control. But when it came to friends coming to parties it was whatever. We didn’t even care if they brought a gift or not as along as they came to hang out. I would never put that on a party invitation.

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  15. I’m sorry that kid obviously has shitty, entitled parents, but I hope no one showed up to that party.

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  16. Wow that us awlful. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! A gift is a gift

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  17. Wow that just blew my mind…the nerve of some people

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  18. Hopefully everyone declined and they can see how selfish this was

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  19. Diane Peters Diane Peters says:

    Some people have no class at all. I would’ve sent my child with a $20 has been donated in your name to…

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  20. Luke Rusnak Luke Rusnak says:

    Wow and here I am telling people no presents necessary as my kid doesn’t really care about gifts. It’s to be surrounded by other kids his age to laugh, play, eat cake and enjoy a moment of celebration.

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  21. I would have done the same and kept my kids from going. I would not punish the Birthday child however by breaking contact as some have mentioned. If my child was a good and real friend to this child, I’d be upfront about why they could not attend and let my child give the birthday kid a small gift at school anyway. It takes a village as they say. If no one goes and the kid never knows why- mom and dad get to create a future jerk who thinks no one like him/her. If people are upfront with the Birthday child, the child will realize that demanding the gift particulars is inappropriate. It would get back to his/her parents and they would realize they are just hurting their kid.

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  22. Wow! Dropped off at Goodwill? Did I read that right? That right there, is how not to raise children. Great job Parents! You guys are real winners! :/

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  23. Faye Segaran Faye Segaran says:

    What the hell … first you demand a certain gift … then you put a price to that gift and worst of all you flat out say anything else will be given to goodwill … my kid would never go to that party … shame on the parents … i bet he would have gotten some awesome gifts … wow some people

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  24. Talk about self entitled and materialistic. Nice way to raise the kids. Not!

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  25. So sad poor kid… I say kid because for sure wasn’t his initiatives

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  26. I bet no one went to the party…..

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  27. Cindy Dato Cindy Dato says:

    I would have gotten her a $10 lego gift card. Or even better, I would have gone to value village and find lego there!

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  28. Okay here’s what you should do. Buy a Lego set that costs $25. Empty the Legos out of it and give it them to your son. Then take a photo of yourself holding up your middle finger and smiling. Place the photo inside of the box, wrap it, and give it to the spoiled little arsehole for his birthday.

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  29. Candice Thew Candice Thew says:

    I wouldn’t go either lol. My kids have a $20 budget for birthday parties and they usually get them all that junky crap that parents always say no to lol

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    • Elsie Reiss Elsie Reiss says:

      Even $20.00 would be high for some families~ I like the exchange idea best – teaches sharing – it might be more or less than $20 but its not affecting the actual amount of money having to put out – some gifts the child may not even play with and would be practically new..

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  30. Some parents holy wow my son recently went to a party at the humane society and they asked if instead of gifts that parents made a donation of any amount to EHS now we’re doing it next year, I think parents should make a child learn to appreciate things and be selfless

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  31. What side of the city do they live in? I wanna hit up that goodwill…

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  32. Jackie Ogden Jackie Ogden says:

    Everyone should have banded together and gotten everything besides the Lego. Then the goodwill would have gotten a great donation. Lol.

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    • Exactly! Show up, eat the cake, play the games and then when the mom asks where the gifts are, show a picture of the donation of new toys. You’re following her request, and still get cake. Win win.

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  33. Poor birthday kid. He is going to grow up with nobody liking him. If you see him often you should let him know that it’s not polite to ask for gifts. You’d be doing him a favour. His mother is NOT a good mother. I wonder if it would be OK for the mother to say he wanted to save up for the Lego set so instead of any gifts, a cash donation would be nice.

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  34. Parents are the cause of spoiled little farts these days!!!

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  35. My birthday is next month please just send diamonds !! lol seriously though not cool

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  36. Jean Freeman Jean Freeman says:

    Tacky, tacky, tacky. Glad your son didn’t go

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  37. I give out a list of different items and where to buy items, but in no way expect anyone to follow the list for my daughter (for family, grandparents/aunts/uncles). She is 3 right now, so friends are very few and far between, but would never ask for a specific item from them.

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  38. My goodness. The past weekend was my daughter’s party. We specifically wrote on the invitation : gifts not mandatory. Some didn’t bring a gift and my daughter didn’t notice. What she did notice was all the people who came to her party to have fun with her. I can’t imagine what type of child these parents are raising.

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  39. Those are some ballsy parents who are setting their poor child up for failure and to have no friends . How bloody rude of them

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  40. I find it hard to believe anyone would do that

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  41. I feel bad for the birthday kid, I doubt he would care what the set cost if all he truly wanted was more lego. I hope kids went and just didn’t bring any presents with them. Those parents should be very very ashamed of themselves.

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  42. Wow. The nerve of some parents.

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  43. Jen Tye Jen Tye says:

    Ruby Dawn Proctor can you imagine getting an invite like this?

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  44. I’m playing devils advocate maybe the gifts were intended to be passed on to kids in a hospital or for Santa’s anonymous or a toy ride… I wouldn’t let someone tell me what to gift. My children s friendship of showing up and partying with the birthday child would be somehow more meaningful than anything material

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  45. At my son’s birthday, we didn’t want any gift over $10 at his party so that no one felt that that presents were the reason we were having a party. I was just so happy that so many kids showed up and enjoyed themselves.

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  46. Wow must Be nice to be rich !!!

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  47. I wouldn’t allow my kid over there ever again.

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  48. Im pretty sure that was the request from the child…

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    • Sara Bee Sara Bee says:

      Do you have kids? I do – and I would NEVER allow my child to think that sort of behaviour or thinking is acceptable. As a single mom I can’t afford 25$ for every single birthday party my kid attends.
      Even if the kid requested it – it’s the parents job to shut it down, not put it into action!

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    • Kyle Wilson Kyle Wilson says:

      Yea and the kid also went to staples and printed the invitations.

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  49. Joy Shawna Joy Shawna says:

    Hahahaha are you effing kidding me?? Should have just bought a $20 gift and let them give it to Goodwill! At least some child would appreciate it!

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  50. I would have bought what I wanted to give and wrote int he card, “hope the kid who gets this from good will has more appreciation than you. They’ll definitely deserve it more.”

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  51. Wow … shallow people

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  52. For my sons birthday this year I’m asking for second hand gifts to reduce our carbon footprint. I wouldn’t have gone to that party, or bought a few non $25 LEGO sets and considered them donations to good will.

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    • I read the article you posted on your page but then read your plan to ask for second hand gifts. To grab something from your own child’s toy collection that doesn’t get played with. I absolutely love your idea!!!

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  53. Jenny Galka Jenny Galka says:

    I polite thing to do would be to kindly say gifts are not required, however, if you feel the need please contribute $5 so that he could purchase the Lego set he is saving up for. We went to a party and the invite said something about contributing to a larger purchase at a toy store. I was not offended by this and thought the $5 requested was too little so we bought a few other items to accompany the $5.

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  54. Holy Jesus! I tell people not to bring anything. My kids have tonnes. I had friends angry at me that I was too busy to make their daughters thirds birthday. 1.5 months later, the dad and daughter came to my daughter’s birthday party, made sure I knew they expected a present and then told his daughter “oh auntie didn’t love you enough to come to your birthday party”. I was done! We don’t speak anymore. It might sound drastic but I don’t need drama over a bday party. Parents get dumb around them… and I LOVE birthdays!

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  55. Hopefully in 20 years these parents aren’t wondering why their kid is living in their basement being an entitled little snot 😐

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  56. Are you kidding me – this poor child what kind of parents does he have and what are they teaching him !

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  57. holy crap, what nerve!

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  58. Wow. It’s one thing to give suggestions but to say they’re going to dump it otherwise? Yeah. Rude.
    Beyond rude.

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  59. WOW! Some nerve is right! Good for you standing your ground and teaching your son right from wrong along the way. Ps Better if he buys himself a present there is only so much money anyway.

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  60. Next time u invite that chikd put that u want something expensive for your son’s bday. (Only do it to their invitation however). See if mom declines or accepts. Who knows maybe she’ll say something to u about the request.

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  61. Disgusting. Mine wouldn’t go either.

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  62. I would have declined the invitation and told the parent why. If more people declined the party for the same reason but didn’t explain their reasoning then the parent won’t know why few people showed to the party. Reason would be “I’m not sure buying only the requested gift is sending the right message to your child but it definitely isn’t sending the right one to my child. As a result I can’t participate in this event because I feel it sends a wrong message about gift giving and receiving.” The kid probably doesn’t really care it’s the parent who don’t want to spend the money on legos.

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  63. Wow, I wouldn’t have gone either. How dare they make such demands

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  64. Entitled much I wouldn’t have let my child attend either !

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  65. This breaks my heart. What are they teaching this child?? Poor thing probably doesn’t even know any better at this point.

    Now because of what they are doing he is missing out as I assume many normal people would be offended by that and not attend or allow their child to even associate with this kid.

    They certainly are not doing him any favours present or future.

    (Referring to the Birthday kid and the “values” the parents are teaching)

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  66. Rosa Apple Rosa Apple says:

    Wow now that’s entitlement. Just wow

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  67. Not gonna happen, greedy bitch!

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  68. That’s ridiculous! That’s not a party, that’s a grabfest. I feel bad for the child. Children learn what they live.

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  69. Mike Friel Mike Friel says:

    Buy a copy of the Lego batman movie, good enough.

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  70. If it was suggested as a preferred gift, fine, but NOT a demand for Lego over $25

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  71. That’s a bit selfish. Kid sounds spoiled.

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  72. Whaaaaaa???? Gawd.

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  73. That’s messed up lol

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  74. Al Manion Al Manion says:

    A Lego themed party, yeah I can understand. The douchebaggery in the “…or else” attitude, F*** YOU!

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  75. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    Well…that would be a pretty great guarantee almost no one shows…

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  76. some people are bizarrely rude and overstep beyond all common sense.

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  77. I read somewhere that because a child didn’t go to a birthday party they were invited to got a bill in the mail for the dinner and cost of gift that wasn’t sent. I just saw red when I saw that post. Just how greedy can people get.

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  78. Kim Schindel Kim Schindel says:

    I got nothing….this is just the most outrageous thing I’ve ever heard of.

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  79. Unfrickn believable the nerve of some people

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  80. WOW! I wonder how many kids that poor child had at his/her BD party?

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  81. And that’s why kids are fucked!!! Now a days what happend to when u can get the devils spawn anything. Who the fuck writes on the invitation only this nothing else?? That kid is going to grow up to be a pompous little bitch. I’m honestly scared to grow old if this is what’s going to be taken care of and running the country

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  82. I try not to judge the kid when it’s the parent’s with this problem. My son recently went to a party and he asked the bday boy what he would like. He said Lego with more than 500 pieces. I looked for sets in the $20-$25 price range and there was definitely nothing. He wasn’t demanding Lego though. It was just one of the suggestions that first came to his mind. We bought him a Nerf water gun and apparently he loved it.

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  83. As ridiculous and outrageous as that demand is, of all the places to donate to, don’t pick Goodwill who will sell it possibly to someone who will then sell it on kijiji for more. If you’re going to donate brand new toys, pick Little Warriors, The Zebra Centre, Women’s Shelters, Santa’s Anonymous, Inner City School etc.

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  84. That’s just rude!

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  85. I don’t judge the children either but unfortunately no matter how sweet the kid is eventually the influence of the parent’s behavior shapes them into who they are. My kids hang out with the child and then they start acting the same way.

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  86. Chesca Marie Chesca Marie says:

    I wouldn’t have gone either lol

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  87. Chesca Marie Chesca Marie says:

    I just say if they want to get the kids something that’s fine, but not necessary. They’re happy to just have their friends and family around them.

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  88. Kayla Brill Kayla Brill says:

    Wow. And here when I made my daughter’s invites all I asked for
    is any known allergies
    And to bring swimsuit/change of clothes and a water gun as we will be having a water balloon fight etc…

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  89. Terry Curtis Terry Curtis says:

    Some example those parents are setting….. my child would not attend as well

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  90. Birthday parties are a celebration of my kid making it another year. They have enough that presents are never necessary and I make that clear to them and those invited. My kids are told often be thankful for what you have and receive. I would decline this invite as you should be grateful for what you receive even if it is not what you want.

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  91. This is a tough one for me. I did something similar as the party parent this past year, but I think I did it the right way. We were in the process of moving out of town and my child wanted to have a going away/early birthday party at Galaxyland. Because of the move, we were financially strapped, but I didn’t want her to miss out on a party with her friends. We came up with a plan to be able to make it work. The invitation read “In leiu of gifts, we are asking that you pay the $10 entry fee so that my child can celebrate her party with all of her closest friends”. I was very nervous and felt guilty about this request. I thought that families would be offended. As it turned out, it was a huge success, all but one family was able to make it, and many of the children brought her a gift as well. It was a wonderful day for her and the other children.

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    • AW Smith AW Smith says:

      That’s not at all similar. Yours was a reasonable request and it was about making it simple and fun for your child. Parents make requests all the time.
      This parent however, was demanding $25plus lego sets and then adding if it was not as requested, the toys would go to Goodwill. That’s just rude.

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  92. Nicole Maher Nicole Maher says:

    That’s insane. Good for you for not going.

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  93. OMG! Shame on you, mother!

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  94. To think this is the kind of parents this child is being raised by. Have mercy on the child!

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  95. Katy Yorke Katy Yorke says:

    I wouldn’t have gone but I would have dropped off a card so the child didn’t feel badly. It’s not his fault his parents are teaching him to be elitist.

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  96. I feel so horrible for this child. “Mommy, why didn’t anybody come to my birthday party? Don’t my friends like me”

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  97. I wouldn’t have allowed my child to go either. Last year we asked for donations for the spca and later delivered it all with a group photo of everyone who attended the party. My son was so proud of himself.

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  98. Julie Cooper Julie Cooper says:

    is this for real? It can’t be – right?

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  99. Gail Regan Gail Regan says:

    This boggles my mind!

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  100. Greedy and unacceptable to raise your children this way! My children are thankful for all, even underwear, even just your appearance!!! My child wouldn’t go or I would buy a toy specifically to be sent to goodwill where someone appreciates it more!

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  101. We have had 2 lego parties in a row (2 years) both times we have stated that gifts aren’t necessary however if they wish to give a gift our son is building his Lego collection and he would be very appreciative:)

    I love when there is a theme or gift ideas it helps me shop for other peoples kids 🙂

    The way the OP invitation is though, it would probably turn me off. However if it was someone i knew really well and it was part of their sense of humor and they were also a great gift giver then i would reconsider.

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  102. Josh Ua Josh Ua says:

    Maybe this invitation exists, but I refuse to believe that a kid missed the chance to go to his friend’s party for this.

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  103. Sacha Mary Sacha Mary says:

    wow! the nerve of some parents lol … my son had a toonie party . if they wanted to being a gift we asked for 2 toonies – one for charity of my son’s choice and the other for my son to pool together to but something… but only if they wanted. Some people are so entitled!

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