Sweet 16 day out fun - is it rude to exclude younger cousins?
by Kady Snyder
(Los Banos, CA)
So my daughter is having a day out with 10 of her closest friends for her 16th birthday. Her friends consist of girls and guys 16-17 years old. She has one cousin she is very close to who is 13, and that cousin has a sister who is 10. As is, we are already cutting out other friends to make 10, and does not include her 2 younger cousins i just mentioned. Is it rude to exclude them, or do i have to take two of her friends out and extend the invite to them as well? My thing is, though the age gap isn't an issue for just the two of them, when pooled together as a group with high schoolers, i feel like the dynamics will change. In my heart, i feel as though the two cousins will be more like tag alongs that may get left out during the time out. Any suggestions? Am i wrong for considering to leave them out? If not, how do i present this to the inlaws without hurting feelings?