When a simple 'no' would suffice
I called the number on the birthday party invitation ...
fully expecting to decline the Saturday afternoon party.
The RSVP date had already passed.
I'd waited to reply for no good reason, merely forgetfulness and dread.
Saturday is filled with things to do. A mid-day party would put us over the top and over extended.
Yet, when the mom answered the phone I inexplicably accepted.
What's another couple of hours? Another present to purchase? It's not as if we COULDN'T make the time.
I should really work on saying "No."