I just canceled my son's Bar Mitzvah. Not that he has been difficult, or undeserving. Not that he wasn't prepared. We scheduled it over a year ago for a holiday weekend when my husband's family was most likely able to attend. DS has adjusted to our move and made friends quickly at his new school. None of them were going to be able to attend because their families had plans for the holidays. This wasn't a surprise. It's a family event, anyway. Fine. So, after receiving regrets from a few people in his family, and no word from the rest, I started making calls. Apparently, no one had plans to come in. Just his 2 sisters. I canceled the whole thing today. We are going to reschedule for a time when my son's friends can come and give him an awesome celebration. DS is more than fine with this; he'd rather have his friends than family he doesn't really know and.... I won't go there. Unfortunately, for me, that means starting over with 2 months worth of work. Much of it can stay the same, but I have to start over with new invitations, sync dates, etc. Oh, and the yarmulkes we ordered were shipped.. and will arrive on Friday, now with the wrong date imprinted. If anyone has been dying to own a yarmulke shaped like a baseball for that Jewish funeral you might have to attend one day, I have several to send you.