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'No Kids Allowed'

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

every year, BF's mom has a holiday party... she sent out an actual invitation (online) this year... on it, it says 'NO kids allowed'....

i have a 7 year old. should I ask if I can bring him? or just decline? Its the day before Christmas and quite honestly, I don't want to leave DS alone for a few hours, on Christmas Eve.... If he was allowed to go, I'd totally go... but I also dont want to be the odd one out that brings a kid.


ETA: since a lot asked about a babysitter.... around here, the price is $10/hour... I do NOT and CAN not spend $50 for a sitter, just to attend the party. DS is only getting some dollar store toy since I'm so strapped for cash.



ETA 2: i highly doubt it'll be a drinking party. BF's family is VERY- anti-drinking. like EXTREME anti-drinking.... ANYWAYS! i plan to decline... but i'm also partially afraid that BF will have to get the 'mom's disappointed' lecture and look. any time me and DS didnt attend, he'd get that (as well as me when i'd go over to visit)... but maybe she wont do that this time, since she's the one who stated no kids allowed?

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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sampson200
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Is a 7 year old a kid?

Yup.

Either find a babysitter or a place for him to hang or don't go.

Respect the invite.

And personally, I love me some adult time with no kid to have to watch or entertain.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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I don't go places my kids aren't welcome.
barrelracer1699
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
Decline or find a sitter. Why should they make an exception for kids. Maybe there is a reason behind the no kids.
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redhead-bedhead
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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I would decline. I wouldn't leave my kids on Christmas Eve.
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rebeccab1966
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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If it wasn't on Christmas Eve I would go and just get a sitter, but leaving your kid on Christmas Eve??  No.  Surprised the hostess wouldn't understand that parents want to be with their kids that day!

jillianmayasmom
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM
This.


Quoting luvmymonkeys27:

Decline. If the invite already says no kids, why put yourself and her in the awkward position of asking and being told no?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Why ask if you can bring him?  That's pointless, the invite clearly says no kids allowed.  If you are uncomfortable with leaving him, then don't go.  I doubt she will make a special exception for you, just because you are dating her son :)

michelleinfl
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Decline. Don't ask if you can bring him. It says "No Kids allowed" so that's pretty much your answer.

bcoll
by Brandi on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I wouldn't ask. I think she put it there for a reason and if you ask she may feel compelled to say sure when she really wishes otherwise. You don't want to feel awkward either. I'd just stay home and enjoy the evening with my kiddo. :)

skittlebeans88
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:08 AM
I wouldn't go then
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