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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    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!
    I get it. I have a party on Saturday with people I hate also 1 he drive away. Now the amount of people I hate can be counted on one hand and they will all be there. I normally wouldn't be in the same room as any of them. But it's my mums party I will go. I will keep a very close eye on my kids and the first sign of trouble we will leave.

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    I'm sure that you can keep yourself busy enough chasing your DD around the park, so that you don't have to talk to those people. Sometimes I can barely have a conversation with people I do like, because my kids are always off in a million different directions.

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    I feel your pain! I hate my brother/SILs friends... They have been pricks to me over the years and have recently been horrible to DD1.

    But, I adore my nephew so I wouldn't miss anything that was for him. So if I were you I'd go, ignore everyone apart from the birthday boy and your DD and leave knowing you did the right thing

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    Suck it up and go. My nephew's birthday is at the same boring park every year, no one bothers to include us so we basically get ignored every year as our SIL and BIL socialise with their friends who aren't our cup of tea, and it's usually horrible weather. But we suck it up and go because he's our nephew and it's his birthday.

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    Well a quick update - I just discussed it with DH and said stuff it we should go, he then said no way and had already msged SIL telling her nope it was his definition of hell (he's not very tactful and prefers not to stuff around) .

    Eta: he did ask SIL best time and date to throw our own little party

    So needless to say she hasn't responded....I'm expecting a call from MIL tonight sigh

    Just as an aside I never combine friends and family at my gatherings (exception was my wedding) ie I hold separate parties/ birthdays dinners with my friends and with family. Otherwise I just find it incredibly awkward and there is no mingling. Does anybody else do this? Maybe it should be a spin off lol
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    I would go. I know how hurtful it is when family cant be bothered. Its for your nephew.

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    I do separate gatherings too one for friends, one for my family and one for DHs. The groups in no way mix and it'd be uncomfortable for everyone, and embarrassing for us in some cases haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Well a quick update - I just discussed it with DH and said stuff it we should go, he then said no way and had already msged SIL telling her nope it was his definition of hell (he's not very tactful and prefers not to stuff around) .

    So needless to say she hasn't responded....I'm expecting a call from MIL tonight sigh

    Just as an aside I never combine friends and family at my gatherings (exception was my wedding) ie I hold separate parties/ birthdays dinners with my friends and with family. Otherwise I just find it incredibly awkward and there is no mingling. Does anybody else do this? Maybe it should be a spin off lol
    Well, just make a date to spoil your nephew on another date.
    At least you don't have to stress about it anymore

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    Honestly if I were your SIL I would be quite offended with the way your DH put it (his definition of hell) if a family member told me that then asked for me to make another time because you couldn't be bothered then I'd tell you where to shove it. Yes we don't like our BIL kids parties either but we go for my neice. it does not kill us and neice is happy we turned up.

    if my dh did that, I would MAKE him go

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