Mom wants to move son’s birthday to ‘more convenient’ time

Boy blowing out candles. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Boy blowing out candles. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

This mom is looking for a suitable day to celebrate her son’s birthday.

The woman, whose name isn’t known, recently took to Mumsnet to sound out others about whether it would be okay for her to change her four-year-old son's birthday because it’s a bit inconvenient.

In the forum, the mom explained that the boy’s birthday is on Boxing Day, which meant that the family's traditions usually distracted from her toddler’s special day, Mirror reports.  

“We couldn’t do anything special on the day due to nothing being open,” the mom wrote.

“This year just gone the weather was rubbish so we couldn’t even go out for a nice walk or play in the garden.

“He has no other children to play with, so on his last birthday, he really misbehaved due to being bored/having cabin fever/having had far too many presents and focus just on Christmas Day let alone more on his birthday.

“I felt sad for him as we couldn’t make it special.”

The mom also revealed that the major part of her wanting to make this decision is her “fussy” parents.

“We’re always at my parents as we go there Christmas Day and it’s not an option to not stay there Christmas Day night.

“Because my parents get to see him on his birthday it’s only fair that we invite in-laws too. Although I get along with them, they are a pain.

“I have a good relationship with my own parents but they’re a bit fussy/controlling on Christmas and his birthday so it’s always been us/them awkwardly hosting in-laws,” she said.

Although some Mumsnet users were against the woman changing the boy’s birthday, many people agreed with the mom's reasoning, The Sun reports.

“Well you obviously can't change his birthday legally but you can celebrate it any time you want,” said one person. “Lots of people don't do a big celebration on their actual birthday as they're at work/school. Just have a nice family party on the 28th,” one wrote.

“Yes, you would be unreasonable! His birthday is the 26th it’s sh*t but it’s what it is. Pretending it’s on a different day will be confusing when he is older not to mention it’s simply lying to him so you don’t feel so guilty,” said another person.

“Also who is the lunch out for? Most kids don’t really enjoy being dragged out to lunch when they could be home playing with their presents. Sound like the nice lunch is more for you.”

Only time will tell if this mom will change her son’s birthday.

Sources: Mumsnet, Mirror, The Sun

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