Jeena Wilder is a big believer in sticking together — especially when it comes to parties.
The mom shares five children with her husband, ranging in age from 4 months to 9 years old.
“POV when you invite one of my children to a birthday party,” the mom wrote over the video as her family danced in a line. “You invite one child you get all of us… Don’t worry we bring awesome gifts.”
“If one of your children is invited to a birthday party does that mean all of your kids can go?” Wilder asked her followers in the caption.
Many commenters were divided in the comment section on what they believed was appropriate and what was not when it came to invites to any event where kids would be also.
In the caption of her TikTok, Wilder shared how she is “team the whole family goes” but explained why.
“My husband works a lot and most days it’s just me and the kids! I always RSVP or ask the parents first,” she wrote.
“I know that not everyone feels that way so I always make sure I spend a little bit more on the birthday gift than the average person would to make up for it,” she later added on Instagram.
This past weekend, the mom of five shared with TODAY how she didn’t realize her opinion would stir up strong feelings.
“It’s a small group of friends where we all have multiple kids, but all of our kids are under certain age,” she explained to the outlet.
“So we’re all like, ‘Hey, don’t you find it weird where your kid might get invited to a friend’s party that you don’t know the parents and how all the parents just dip and run?’ And I’m just like, ‘Yes!’ I always find that weird. Whenever I send out party invites, it’s always the whole family.”
“I’m totally fine with if people say no. I’m like, ‘Okay, I get it. I’m sorry… No hard feelings…’ ” she said.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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