I will be the first one to admit
that I am far, far from perfect.
I hate to talk on the phone,
and iffy about returning messages
and can be generally antisocial.
I was surprised and dismayed
at the lack of response I received
from the RSVP portion
of my son's birthday invitations
that went out a week and a half ago.
Of the 21 families invited,
With either a yay, a nay, or a thank you.
So today, the day before the party,
I am making follow up calls
because I need to know how many children
I should expect to attend and order pizza for.
This yielded 5 additional responses
of children planning to attend
and one who cannot.
Four children remain unknowns at this point
and since they are unlisted in the school directory,
I have no way of knowing whether they will
show up or not.
Finally, I had one parent who, when I called her,
said no, her child could not attend,
only to call back within a half hour to say that yes,
he could attend after all.
GET A GRIP.
When someone takes the time to invite
your kid to a party,
fills out the invitation,
puts on the stamp,
and mails the card out,
PICK UP THE PHONE.
Just take five seconds and let them know.
If you are antisocial like me,
call when you don't think anyone will be home.
But just call.
20 hours ago