Plymouth, England - The family of 5-year-old Alex Nash thought it was a joke when he came home from school in Plymouth, England with a 16 pound invoice [about $24].  It seems that he was a no-show at his friend's birthday outing and was being held responsible for his share of the costs, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

The Nash family says Alex decided to spend the day with his grandparents instead of going to the party.  The invoice stated clearly that it was a "No Show Fee."  But what really upset the Nash family was that the bill was delivered directly to young Alex.

There was talk of lawsuits, but British lawyers say it will be almost impossible for the "injured" party to get a judgment in court.  Meanwhile, Alex has apparently lost a playmate.