So my latest dilemma is that Gabe is having a big 5th birthday, inviting all the class and a few other friends. We’ve gone to a lot of effort to make Christmas fairly sustainable – as little new plastic stuff as possible, food locally sourced, as little packaging as we could muster and we didn’t drive far either. So I can’t face a groaning table of brand new plastic presents he doesn’t need.
I was going to ban presents but Nige said that was just mean and ‘how often are you 5’ after all? We’ve worked on a compromise where we’ve said that because he’s having so many children feel free to bring nothing / something small / something from a charity shop of their child’s they no longer like but Gabe would / something homemade etc.
Do you think we’re bonkers???