My 6 year old, turning 7 daughter is having a Junie B Jones birthday party. She'll invite 6 kids, all girls, and we are going to a local Junie B show, followed by lunch and cake at our house. We were thinking of giving Junie B Jones books as party favors (although I realize many kids have already read and/or own them already, so who knows) along with a "burpa-bag" type toy.
For those who don't know Junie B gives her arch-nemeses May a toy that makes burp sounds that all her classmates love. (The story line revolves around whether she will keep the toy for herself or give it to May) My daughter got a similar fart sound toy as a gift that she (and her neighborhood friends, all boys) love. Can I give that along with the book or is too crude? I can't find a similar burp sound toy, which might be just slightly more acceptable.
What would you think if your kid came home with that? Any better ideas? I won't give food or plastic junk that gets tossed once the kid is home. My daughter's sound machine has lived happily for many months and much use on her backpack and is in my budget, along with the books and theater tickets.
Considering that the girls' parent think going to the Junie B show is fine, you should be OK. My own DD who is 6 years would not appreciate that type of toy but she also has choice words to say about the Junie B Jones books too.
We say "toot" instead of "fart" and excuse me around here. But I think we're a bit, well, anal. I'm glad we have our manners, but I think dh and I need to lighten up a bit. I'd love to check out "Walter the farting dog," but it would NOT be appreciated by my hubby. Dd did get a little whoopie cushion and while we didn't let her use it at the dinner table, we did let her keep it when we saw how much fun she had with it. That was progress for us.
Eh they're kids and farts are funny. DH got a similar toy in his Christmas stocking. I'd roll my eyes but wouldn't be offended. I'd be a lot more concerned about the Junie B Jones to be honest because I think she's horribly disrespectful personally, but the fart toy? Not a biggie.
Okay, so based on these responses I think I'll proceed with caution regarding bodily noises. I don't know the families at all.
As for Junie B, that's not up for debate. The kids aren't allowed to read her in school (well, the books aren't provided, but kids can bring them from home), so the forbidden fruit is mighty tasty! I think most kids who read her books enjoy them for the few weeks it takes to read through all of them and then move on. My daughter is already past the huge interest, but when we bought the tickets a month or so ago, she was reading a book or two each day. We had great fun talking about her poor grammer, whether she is rude or just self-centered, etc. The theatre production is a musical, so we'll see how much content there really is.