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When I invite you to dinner, it's not a family affair

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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When you are invited to dinner, do you automatically bring your husband and kids, or do you ask first?

I always assume that the invite extends to my whole family. My friends would kill me if I didn't at least bring my girls along
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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Val99
by Ruby Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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I ask who is invited.  Sometimes my friends enjoy 'adult-only" evenings where everyone can sit and relax with no children.

QuirkyMom26
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:26 AM

I mostly always assume they are referring to all of us. (Me, SO and my girls)


Unless THEY say otherwise, we all just go.

aiyess
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:26 AM
I bring my family. It would be weird if I don't and I would be asked why they didn't come.
Kaelaasmom
by Katie on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM

 I have never had anyone invite me anywhere without telling me who was invited.

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catngabsmom
by Gold Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM
I can usually tell when an invite us an adult (dh and I, no kids), family or just girls night out. It's not rocket science and I see nothing wrong with a night out on my own or with my dh and other adult friends.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM
I always ask if the invitation is just for me or if it's for the whole family. If it isn't already obvious that is.

I have a friend that I've tried to invite out to do things several times. She always shows up with her husband. So annoying. It's like they're joined at the hip or something.
elitish
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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I assume it just means me. Otherwise they'd say "you and your kids."
SweetPea2004
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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If my childless friend invited me to dinner, I assume dd is not invited unless stated, nor do I assume my s/o is invited.

emmypaige
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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I ask.
villagemamma
by Platinum Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:32 AM

Anyone that would ask me would realize that i have my daughter with me almost 24/7. unless i specifically am told otherwise i would assume it is a a family event.

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