Originally Posted by Caneel
I think cake smashing/pushing by grown, newly married adults was bad enough!
My thought too
. For me, that is a particular wedding "tradition" that has always struck me as bizarre, aggressive, and embarassing for everyone (the couple and everyone watching).
And at my wedding, there is no way I wanted to have to go wash my face and fix up my makeup right when the fun of the party was starting
|Seriously, that is just awful.
Yes, mean and
totally without class. Oh joy. Call me stuffy/elitist/whatever.
Originally Posted by limabean
Regarding birthday spankings, we didn't really do that in my family, but it was a really well-known tradition in my area growing up. In fact, my kindergarten teacher had the school janitor come in and spank the birthday child!
And nobody thought that was weird -- it was like this beloved tradition. I still remember that his name was Adrian and that he was a really nice, caring man. But can you imagine
that being okay with anybody these days???
Yeah, its weird. We didn't do birthday spankings in my (incidently AP/NFL) family either, though I think we knew of the tradition and had heard (somewhere) the phrase "and a pinch to grow an inch." That said, I do have a weird but semi-vivid memory of one of my older sister's birthday parties (she was probably around 8) when all the kids were lined up in two lines or something and she had to crawl between them, and they spanked her as she passed by. I can't imagine kids being encouraged to "spank" each other now, and I have no idea who arranged for that at my sister's party.
As a mom, I would be freaked out by any adult who seemed eager to touch my kids tush/"spank" my kid. Birthday "tradition" or not, seemingly "nice person" or not.