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    Suck it up and go. But I would bish and moan all the way there and back, lol. But you really do have to go especially if there's no other family going and they've organised the date to suit you

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    I'd suck it up and go.

    Take your pram, put your dd in there to sleep, if it's during her usual nap time, she'll fall asleep in the car, then transfer to pram when you get there.

    Do you take a plate to share or provide your own food and drinks?

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    I'd go.

    We get invited to so many things, or have school things on during DD3's sleep time and I just suck it up and go. She always copes fine.

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    It's a few hours out of your normal routine and it's for your nephew so yes I would suck it up and go

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    Suck it up especially now she has offered to change the date.

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    Dd is 20 months and if she falls asleep in the car it's usually in the last 5 minutes and will wake up if we attempt to move her.

    Tbh I'm not really worried about the nap but the company... Her friends really are horrible people and spending any time with them is like nails on a blackboard. There is no safety net- ie anyone we can talk to.

    Plus saying "no food or drink provided"
    over lunchtime

    The park is usually super busy and crowded

    Sounds like I'm having a big whinge here!

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    I agree with everyone else. It's your nephew's birthday. An hours drive away and nap time wouldn't be a good enough reason to miss it.

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    Going against the grain here, but I wouldn't go.

    I would message her explaining you don't feel comfortable going with the people who are there and could you celebrate his birthday another day.

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    Yeah I'd go. I'd pack a picnic for your family. ... And have dd nap in the car. Be there to enjoy with your partner and dd over your picnic and participate in the family birthday stuff. Look at it like a picnic in the park! You'll have your DH to talk to. ... pose and smile for pics. ... Eat a piece of cake.
    Then whinge in the car on the way home! Plus if DD gets cranky it's your excuse to leave!

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    Im with the others. I would suck it up and go. Pack a picnic for food.

    As for the company- its 1 day, and its for your nephew.

    I would happily deal with our most hated family members for a day if it meant we could spend time with our niece and nephew on their birthdays (and if it meant our kids could have a relationship with their cousins).

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