Where I work that was today. And sons were invited. Thing1 used to come when he was much younger. Thing2 never wanted to miss school. And now that it was held when school was out - well she wanted to sleep.
I enjoy it as I get to see the little kids. One of my group members brought her 5 (almost 6) year old daughter in. We had a wonderful conversation. Later in the morning a little girl toddled by my office door. And walks in. Right up to me and holds up her arms to be picked up. Her mom arrives and tells me its ok. So I got to meet a sweet little girl. She was ok with me till she saw the crackers in Mom's hand. Lost her instantly.