Of course children understandably love celebrating their birthdays as any day where you're showered in attention, cake and a dirty ball pit is one for the books. After even your thirtieth birthday, though, planning a massive party and coordinating everyone's schedules over email or three different group chats can be more of a headache than it's worth. Can you really get fifteen of your friends to drop everything on a Tuesday night to sit at a long table at a restaurant where they can only hear a third of the conversation and then split the check five hundred different ways?
For parents, planning an elaborate birthday party for children can be a fun way to celebrate their milestones while reliving the joy of an ice cream cake and a castle-shaped bounce house. So, when a conflicted mom decided to consult the online courtroom of moral philosophy otherwise known as Reddit's "Am I the As*hole" about whether or not she's wrong to tell her glamorous, star-of-the-party-loving mother-in-law to "build a bridge and get over it," people were quick to help deem a verdict.