Seth is sick. Sore throat, runny nose. Anyway, this precluded him from going to a birthday party for a little girl in his class yesterday. I could not find the invitation, so I called another mom from his class to see if I could get the birthday girl's number. I didn't want to be rude and just not show up without a call, after I'd RSVP'd. It went like this:
"Hello? C____? It's Michelle, Seth's mom. Do you happen to have little J's #? Seth's sick and can't make it to the party today and I lost the invite so I don't have their number."
"Um. What party? I guess my kid wasn't invited."
"Oh. I'm sorry. I thought in kindergarten it was standard to invite the whole class."
Crap! Crap! Crap!
"Did she send invitations in the mail?"
"Well, no she gave Seth's to me at school. But she might have sent out the rest. We're not in the directory. Maybe yours got lost in the mail?"
"Huh. I don't know. I'm in the car now, so I don't have their number."
For the love of God, Crap!
"Oh, okay. Sorry to bother you!"
So much for not being rude.
In my defense, I don't know kiddie birthday party etiquette since my oldest has yet to be invited to one.