Why is it that almost every kid in my son's kindergarten class was born in June? I mean, really, what is so special about September that everybody and their mother (literally!) is playing hide the salami and getting knocked up in September and therefore having a slew of kids with June birthdays? My son has been to 4 birthday parties already this month and this weekend he has one each day-Friday after school, Saturday and Sunday. They have a rule at his school that if you aren't going to invite the entire class to the party (my son's class has 23 kids-that is about the norm around here), then instead of giving out the invites at school-you are to mail them home. We just got 2 more invites at home today! The little bugger is popular I msut say-but, I am going broke!@ I am going to have to tell him to stop being so darn friendly to everybody! LOL Anyway-this week, i am copping out-each kid is getting a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble (I already told hubby to pick up 3 of them on his way home-he was like -3?????)-I usually take my son to the toy store and he picks out something for the friend-we have this thing where the kid gets a main gift and then also a little animal. But, I just can't deal with having him in the toy store picking out 3 gifts-so, gift cards it is. Maybe i will still take him to the store and have him pick out an animal for each kid though. Those of youw ith school age children-are your kids constantly going to birthday parties? And, what do you usually get the birthday child? Oh-and do you invite the entire class to your child's party? we did this year-my son is the youngest in his class by far-he has a late November birthday-he just turned 5 in November while all the other kids are turning 6 on their birthdays. But, next year-we are going to have a much smaller party.