My middle son is turning 10 next week. He is planning on having maybe 6 kids from school come spend the night. My oldest son (15) says that he is going to his GF's and avoid as much as possible of the whole birthday thing. SS (13) says he isn't coming cause he don't want to deal with it either. SD will likely not come either if SS (12) doesn't come. Am I crazy thinking that the older kids should be at little brothers birthday regardless of if they don't think it is their cup of tea???
It is his birthday for crying out loud. I feel like somethings you suck it up for the people who matter to you. DH thinks it isn't any big deal and I shouldn't expect them to be at the party/sleep over.