My DH has a very close family with a lot of young children. Birthday parties (for adults and children) are a big deal. Would it be rude if I decided not to attend the children's birthday parties that are held at places like Bounce-house type places, city parks, etc.? Of course, I would send a nice gift via my DH or another family member.
FM Moms - Am I being rude for not wanting to attend parties like this that are geared more for children and their parents? I'm childless and find myself dreading these events. I realize each family has their own "unspoken rules" and obligations, so this family in question may think I'm rude. But, I guess my question is, am I off base for wanting to avoid these family functions?