“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Aug. 2015, 42Matt and MandyI’m having a birthday party next weekend, on the 23rd. We’re going to Funland Park at two o’clock. Can you come?I’d love to! Let me check with my mom.Yes! I’m starting to fit in. Allie is really nice. Her party should be fun.I know it’s on a Sunday, but maybe it would be OK just this once. Besides, I don’t want to hurt Allie’s feelings.If I ask Mom and Dad, they’ll probably tell me it’s my decision. What should I do?The next day at school …I’m sorry I can’t come to your party. I’m glad you invited me, and I hope you have a great birthday. Can we hang out another time?Can we bake some birthday cookies to take to my friend Allie this weekend?