It’s one thing to be overprotective — but these parents are just plain rude.
Ahead of their baby‘s first birthday party, a couple penned a demanding letter to their family and friends asking only specified gifts be given to their infant son.
The list of approved presents — which also includes links to the websites where the items can be purchased — range from a $15 play tunnel to a nearly $70 water play table. The parents also ask partygoers to inform them if they’re not planning to get any of the listed gifts so the couple may “buy them right away” for the baby instead.
“If you choose to get [the baby] something that isn’t on this list, anytime regardless of birthdays or holidays, please be sure to always include a receipt going forward. When we return items without receipts, we only get about 50 percent of the value, so it is like throwing money away if you don’t include a receipt with the gifts,” the parents wrote.
They additionally demand the family refrain from purchasing their son any personalized gifts that would be used outside the home to keep strangers from knowing his name. “Clothing with names is the No. 1 thing that leads to kidnapping, so we don’t need to broadcast [the baby’s] name on clothing or toys,” they write.
This is neither the couple nor baby from the story. This is a stock image.
The best part of the letter? The couple close the note with, “By the way, a formal invite from [us] will be arriving in your mailboxes soon.” We wonder what THAT is going to look like…
The full letter first appeared on ‘Reddit.’