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Do you ever say no to birthday parties and other invitations on weekends to have some family chill time?”

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  • Heck yes!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sharon on 1st June 2010

  • I'm curious, for those who say no, how many are school-age (Kindergarten & up) vs how many are PreK? I find after 1st grade nearly all the parties were on Saturday/Sunday.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mich on 1st June 2010

  • We don't say no to birthday parties but we try not to plan any playdates on the weekend. I work during the week at night so the only time I have with my girls is on the weekend so I try to spend as much time as I can with my girls.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Christy Laverty on 31st May 2010

  • I do it all the time. I'm very protective of my family time and I prefer to spend our weekends as just the four of us. I share my girls with daycare professionals for eight hours a day during the week, I share them with family and friends repeatedly throughout the week and into the weekend... Sometimes, I feel like we deserve just to be together and I don't feel the least bit bad about it.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by SusanPM on 9th March 2010

  • Sure do. Especially if my husband is home for the weekend (he usually works) to spend family time. We both have huge families, so if we don't make one, there's bound to be some kind of activity the very next weekend.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Stacey on 9th March 2010

  • not very often, i think for the kids to go to birthday parties and functions is a good way for them to be independent and also helps them to develop their social skills.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by So Guilty but i diddnt know on 8th March 2010

  • No, but we don't really get invited to very many so we try to make the ones we do.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mich on 8th March 2010

  • Yes, we most certainly have. It took me a while, but I learned that it is, in fact, OK to say no sometimes.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Phe on 3rd March 2010

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