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would you let him go?

Anonymous
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EDIT...GOING TO THE CONFIRMATION ONLY IS NOT AN OPTION

My daughter is being confirmed at the end of this month. We're planning a big family party, with a few friends thrown in there too.

Well, my 11yo son was just invited to a friends birthday party that same night.

My first reaction was no, it's a big day for your sister. He looked bummed, but of course he accepted the answer.

But now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure if I should just send him. He's a busy 11yo. Plays competitive sports, so misses a lot of friends birthdays and events. And it kills me to yet again tell him he can't go.

Plus I'm not all that sure if my daughter would care that he wasn't there.

Would you let your 11yo son go to the party, or make him go to the confirmation?
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:38 PM
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smorgan865
by Emerald Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:40 PM
What time does your event start/go to? What time does the party start?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:40 PM
Are they at the same time?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM
If his sister really doesn't mind then let him go to the party.
MichLW69
by PackersXLV4 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM
I'd let him go to the party. Had he pitched a fit and gave you grief when you told him no, then I would have stuck to no. But since he didn't, I'd tell him he can go.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM
Confirmation is at 3 with a party immediately after....it'll end probably late that night

His party is 4-9

Quoting smorgan865: What time does your event start/go to? What time does the party start?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:42 PM
Is it a big deal to your daughter? Would she be hurt if her brother wasn't there? If she's okay with it then I would say let him go to the birthday party, you know them best though (:
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:42 PM
That would be the issue.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Are they at the same time?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:42 PM
He definitely liked bummed, but he's not the pitch a fit type.

Thanks for the reply

Quoting MichLW69: I'd let him go to the party. Had he pitched a fit and gave you grief when you told him no, then I would have stuck to no. But since he didn't, I'd tell him he can go.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:43 PM
I would drop him off at the party after the confirmation.
smorgan865
by Emerald Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 8:43 PM
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I'd have him attend the confirmation at the church, then go to the birthday party even if he's a little late (let the hostess know he may be late).

The confirmation is the more meaningful part, not the party afterward.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Confirmation is at 3 with a party immediately after....it'll end probably late that night

His party is 4-9

Quoting smorgan865: What time does your event start/go to? What time does the party start?
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