Hey, let me ask you: When did holidays and events get so over-done? Generally speaking, I mean. And I ask this in the gentlest of tones.
Remember when Halloween was when you dressed as a hobo *again* because you could easily make a costume out of your old clothes? Your mom might put a jack-o-lantern on the porch, but nobody decorated much before the last minute. Now, Halloween decorations and elaborate costumes are trotted out in July in the stores...so you have enough time to prepare.
Birthdays. Please, mamas, please don't tell me you've taken your six year old to a hotel for a weekend of extravagance. Eight year old girls get a spa day, teenagers get elaborate events. Sweet sixteens that are crazy. I kinda miss the backyard parties and lumpy homemade cakes.
Christmas. I can't even.
I've seen parents who rented a stretch Hummer to pick up their middle-schooler to celebrate the last day of school.