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    Do you expect your children to be invited? no except of it's a celebration during the day and it's close family (my parents, brothers or DH's).

    Are you upset if they aren't? no except if it's close family.

    Would you refuse an invitation if your children could not attend? depends on the circumstances.

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    At ds' current age I'm not comfortable with him being babysat. So if he isn't able to attend with us we don't go, as simple as that. We don't get upset by it, it's our choice because of our parenting preferences. He is also only 17 weeks old

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    I have no expectations but I have my own level of what's cool - If I'm not comfortable leaving a babe or child for whatever reason, I won't. I just won't go. I've not gone to a few "events" but never missed an immediate families wedding or party.

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    I've learnt not to expect anything of anyone anymore...that being said, my reality is if my DS isn't welcome at a social event, then it's almost a given that I won't be able to attend. If people in my closest circle exclude my son/me from a meaningful social event, I would try to take it with grace, but I think I honestly would feel a little hurt by it too, as they know my situation. However, I recognise that that is my issue, and not theirs to deal with, and I certainly wouldn't cut off friendships over it.

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    Weddings and engagements, no..
    Birthday parties would depend on who's, their age and the venue..

    I've had many invites extended to my children but not taken them anyway..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    Yes yes yes. Special events are about family imo. So excluding kids defeats the purpose. If you want 'adult' time go down to a club and get p*ssed.

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    I think that's a bit rude. I've got a very active nearly 4 year old who would probably turn the place upside down and an 18 month old and they both require constant supervision. I would not be able to sit, relax and chat because I would be chasing them around. I would actually rather leave them at home. It's not about getting p1ssed as I don't drink. I just wouldn't be able to fully enjoy myself with them there. My 6 yo would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee1 View Post
    Weddings, engagement parties, birthdays, etc.

    Do you expect your children to be invited?
    Are you upset if they aren't?
    Would you refuse an invitation if your children could not attend?
    Immediate family yes. Extended family yes as most if not all my babysitters will be there. Immediate friends yes. Work colleagues or other friends no.

    Family I would be upset. Friends no.

    Family, I would decline. Friends no.

    On a side note. I'm Indian. Kids are always included in functions on my side. It's dh's Caucasian Australian side of the family that don't invite kids. So I let him get cranky.





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    No to all the questions. The only exception would be a funeral. This to me can be a life changing event to children if it's not handled well and they are excluded. However again, I wouldn't push it, I would just have to come up with our own little way of saying goodbye so they can have a positive memory of farewelling their loved one.

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