A five-year old boy has been billed for a no show at a friend’s birthday party resulting in threats of legal action.
It’s tough being a kid these days.
Back in our day the biggest scandal surrounding a birthday party was when only six girls were invited to Annabel Bett’s 7th’s “P” party. It was heartbreaking knowing all the gang were dressed as Punky Brewster while I sat at home rearranging my swap cards.
These days a birthday party fiasco makes headlines right around the world even before the parents involved manage to brief their lawyers.
Overnight the story of a five-year old boy who was invoiced for not showing up at a “friend’s” party ( lets’ face it there is no way these mums are getting together for a playdate and mini muffins any time in the near future) has made every major news organisation and lit up social media.
The boy, a five-year old cutie from Cornwall in the UK came home last week from school with a an invoice in his school bag for ditching another child’s party.His Dad, Derek Nash told the BBC that Alex had been invited to a friend’s party at a snow centre.
Alex’s Mum Tanya had accepted the invite and Alex had told his mate he was keen to go.
The festivities included a snow-tube ride and a hot birthday meal with ice cream or jelly.
(Whatever happened to pin-the-tail on the donkey and fairy bread?)
But instead of joining his friends Alex decided to go off piste with his grandparents that day.
Dad, Derek said that by the time they had decided to skip the party they didn’t have a contact number or email to let the boy’s mother know.
Several days later Alex’s Mum and Dad were shocked at what they found at the bottom of his school bag. Instead of a mouldy banana and broken pieces of lego there was an invoice from the mum of the birthday boy.
Alex’s Mum, Tanya Walsh told The Plymouth Herald she was stunned at the bill for £15.95. ( A$30)
Derek and Tanya said that in the days after the party they looked for the party boy’s mum at the school (deliciously named, Trooping Nursery and Infant School) but couldn’t find her.