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Is it tacky to ask another mom what her kid wants for their birthday?

I texted a mom what her sons favorite team is(she will assume it's for a bday gift) and she won't answer my text. She is really good about answering texts so I know she's not busy. Is it tacky of me to ask?


Asked by Aquarius80 at 11:02 AM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't think it's tacky. It may just be awkward. No one wants to acknowledge that you need to buy a gift for their kid, so they might be avoiding it. I remember for my son's birthday last year parent's were calling and asking, and I felt like telling them, no, you don't have to buy a gift, but I knew they would anyway. Sometimes I just wish birthday party's were just that - a party, no gifts.

    But I don't think it's tacky at all. I would think she would want her child to get a gift with some thought behind it rather than just what somebody grabbed off a shelf in an appropriate price range.

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:05 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Nope. Not at all. What would be tacky is if she attached a list of those things to the birthday invite.

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:04 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • no????? how else are you supposed to know? read the kids mind?

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:04 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I dont think it is tacky to ask...better have the heads up then get something the kids doesnt like or need ya know

    Answer by pregoagain2010 at 11:04 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I don't think it is. I always ask because kids interests change as much as their underwear so you never know what they might be into that week/month.

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:04 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • NO! She may have to ask her son. I would ask her to give you some ideas on what things he is into.


    Answer by gammie at 11:05 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • No, I always ask and other parents ask me as well. No big deal.

    Answer by shanlaree at 11:06 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • no, it's not tacky at all.

    Answer by kim0167 at 11:09 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Its possible she is busy. Even if she doesn't work maybe she is taking a shower. Maybe she left her pphone in the car.

    Answer by mommytoJames512 at 11:10 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • It's not tacky!! Maybe she can't reply right now or maybe she wants to ask her son. I wouldn't worry about it!

    Answer by mysevenkids at 11:10 AM on Jan. 19, 2011