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15-07-2014 11:27 #61
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15-07-2014 11:44 #62
It depends on the occasion... but generally no I dont expect my kids to be invted everywhere. I had a kid free wedding - even my flower girls went home. It was a very up market reception venue ans all my friends had at least 1 toddler so there would have been at least 18 children under 3 if I had of said yes.
If its an evening event in a nice restaurant I would have no trouble saying no kids and no issue hearing it either...
I know my husbands cousin was mightily offended I didnt make their wedding cause they had no kids and my girl was only 4 months old and I just couldnt leave her. I think it works both ways... I was pretty annoyed she had the gall to be offended when she wouldnt let me bring a baby...
15-07-2014 11:47 #63
Weddings definitely not. Backyard engagement parties etc yes but wouldn't care if they weren't. Catered events at function centres etc no. In fact, I don't want them there even if they are invited. Not just for the adults around them who are trying to relax, but for the fact that I can't have a drink and relax if they're there. I don't like my kids around adult drinking and conversation if I can help it and don't expect adults to g rate things at an adult event.
15-07-2014 11:49 #64
15-07-2014 12:05 #65
No, no, no. He only time we wouldn't go is if I couldn't get a sitter for some reason.
15-07-2014 12:36 #66
While I don't expect my kids to be invited to things, it is more than likely we would refuse invitations that exclude them (no babysitters, no nearby family). So far it hasn't been an issue though
15-07-2014 13:04 #67Senior Member
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Well to he honest, we had a child free wedding, we were one of the last of our group to get married and majority if my friends were pregnant at my wedding!!! We got married near water and I wanted everyone to relax and enjoy copious amounts of good food and wine /alcohol if they wanted.
We didn't have kids so that was our choice, if you did have kids and didn't come that was fine, I understand that too.
I like to have some adult time at functions and if my beautiful dd is invited, that's great, if not that's great too. If I can't get a babysitter either my husband or I go, but it's always nice to go together.
im sure when she's 18 she won't want me coming to her friends parties hahahaha of course I'm joking!!!!!
15-07-2014 13:31 #68
No, no, and probably no but it would depend on the circumstances. I'm not offended when my children aren't invited. I won't always go but that's true with all kinds of invitations. Sometimes I can go, sometimes I can't.
15-07-2014 13:35 #69Senior Member
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Yes yes maybe.
If it's a party bday at a club or bar then obviously not. But certainly yes to the other two.
I must add that all our circle of friends never ever plan weddings or engagements without kids being invited.
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15-07-2014 16:33 #70Senior Member
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I don't have any expectations of other people's events. I understand that other people don't necessarily like my kid as much as I do and I also realise that not everyone is a kid person. It is their right to invite/not invite whoever they want and to be honest I think all this "how dare my child not be invited" to be incredibly childish and self-centred.
We were invited to a wedding when my son was 3 months old, he wasn't specifically invited (mainly because he wasn't born yet when they sent out invites) so I texted the bride and asked if it was ok to bring him or not. She said it was fine, but if she hadn't wanted him there I would have respected that and would most likely would have had to not go since I was still breast feeding him. And I would have been fine with that.
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