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Now...moral question...do you invite:
- the whole class?
- just all the girls?
- the kids that invited her to their parties?
- only who Miss 6/7 wants to invite?
I am not a drama queen and not trying to make this complicated but I do care about kids' feelings. I also care mostly about Miss 6/7's feelings.
How do the kids feel who don't get an invite? Do they care? Do they not even think of it? Do they go home and cry?
It would be really easy to just invite all the girls and that's that. Except that Miss 6/7 wants to invite some boys too. She doesn't want to invite one kid who always gets a lot of attention because it's her party (even though this kid is quite a nice kid). I can understand her point of view...it's her party.
I posted on facebook about my dilemma and got lots of responses from people (thanks to all of you!). People felt very strongly that you should invite who you want to and stick to your numbers. I am grateful for the advice but I still feel torn. I want to teach Miss 6/7 to be inclusive and care about others and the reality is, she is a kid that does. She genuinely has a kind soul.
I still worry for the poor kid who gets left out. One day that might be my kid. I guess that's life isn't it?