So I have implemented a new rule into our lives.
If we do not see you on a bi-yearly basis I will not be attending an event where I will be bringing you a present. This applies for kids events and Christmas as well. I am personally sick of being invited to showers and such where I am expected to shell out $30+ if you can't even make the time or effort to hang out or get lunch just a measly two times year. This may sound silly but seriously I am putting my foot down doesn't matter who you are, family or friends.
Here is a prime example.
I was invited to a wedding shower, fine fun day.
I was not invited to the wedding.
I was invited to the baby shower.
I get the feel that I am being used for presents.
??Please let me know your thoughts??