Gone are the days when all a child wanted for her birthday party was a pointy hat, caterpillar cake and a frenzied round of musical chairs.
Now, if Myleene Klass’ tweets are anything to go by, six-year-old birthdays come complete with their own wedding-style gift lists requesting all manner of luxury goods.
“What’s this new craze of being asked to contribute to ipads/wiis for 6yr old birthdays?!,” Myleene, mother to Ava, 5 Hero, 1 posted.
“What happened to accepting what you’re given, feigning excitement n learning its about who’s there, not what they come with? #6yroldparties”
After receiving a flood of responses defending technology for kids, she clarified, “I’m not against technology guys, I’m against mums being pressurised and kids being spoilt brats. *Buys crayons, scrawls ffs on sofa*”
FFS indeed Ms Klass, we’ve done our time feigning excitement when a well-meaning friend proffered an unsuitable gift, so shouldn’t this generation too?
We commend Myleene on her down-to-earth attitude to children’s gifts, especially as old the cliché about them preferring to play with the box normally turns out to be true…