My question may sound weird to many but we are unsure that should we celebrate our kid's birthday or not?
My Son will turn 2 years old on 15th December and we have started feeling the social pressure of having a birthday party for him.
I would elaborate a bit about our situation :
We live in a foreign country and we don't have any family or relatives around here so just some friend's families and colleagues we know. People usually give really big birthday parties here for their child and we have attended many of them in last few year.
So last year when our kid turned one we also got excited and planned a big party and invited many people, but unfortunately My kid got sick and we need to cancel it and did a small cake cutting at home instead .
Me and my wife got really sad watching our kid sick and crying while cutting his first birthday cake. Looking him like that we though what's the point in having a birthday party if he himself couldn't enjoy it.
But now here comes his second birthday and people are expecting an invitation.
We really want to celebrate his birthday to make him feel special but still think that it will be more of party for adults rather kids doing fun.
What should we do? Will it have a psychological impact on my son going forward when he will know that we didn't celebrated his birthdays like other parents did.