(Closed) If this were you, how would you feel?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@soontobemrsm11:  I wouldn’t let it bother you. You are doing the right thing going and that is all you can do. Many adults I know find childrens parties a little boring. I have 2 boys 11&13 and they would beg me not to make them go, however they would be going, as I’d feel bad just like you.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@soontobemrsm11:  My daughter had the misfortune of being born on Labor Day weekend. My mom is a huge partier and always goes camping with all of her friends so she missed my daughter’s first birthday and will probably miss all of them. Can’t even lie, it breaks my heart a little bit. Oh well. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@soontobemrsm11:  I’ve been your cousin, actually. I was hosting my son’s birthday party at the park, I invited all his classmates, about 20-30 children and their parents and siblings. I had bought enough food to accomodate all (it’s uncommon for people to RSVP here, they just show up. I hate it, but what can you do?). I reserved the entire pavillion. I set up all the tables with decorations, platic tablecloths, etc.

And one kid and his mom came.

I was a little upset, I will admit. We had TONS of food leftover and I encouraged the one mom and kid to eat like kings because we would never eat as much food as I had. 

But you know what?

The one kid who came was plenty. He and my son ran off to the playground with my Fiance and they all had a blast. My son was completely happy, and that is all that mattered. 

So for you, depending on the child’s age, I would definitely suggest paying lots of attention to your cousin’s daughter, make her feel special, and I’m sure she’ll be happy.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@soontobemrsm11:  I wouldn’t get too up in your family’s business on this one. You’re doing what you think is right, don’t worry too much about what everyone else chooses to do.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@soontobemrsm11:  Ooooh I see. 1st birthday huh? Well I wouldn’t worry too much, the baby won’t remember, and your cousin will at least have a few people coming. 

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