Half the fun of having a birthday party when you are kid, besides the party games, and sharing the lollies and birthday cake with your fellow classmates, is unwrapping the surprise gifts they bring with them, isn’t it?
Earlier this month, UK radio personality Myleene Klass revealed an email that she received from a fellow school mum last year, in which parents were told what the birthday girls wanted – Sarah would like a kindle and Lola would like a desk – and suggested that parents send £10 (equivalent of almost $20 AUD) to school in an envelope.
Note: Names have been changed to protect privacy
Klass then shared this tongue-in-cheek response on Instagram:
Tell us: How would you react to receiving an email from a fellow school mum requesting a monetary donation for a child’s birthday gift?
Does this put pressure on other parents – or was it a practical suggestion?