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#51 Loore

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:20 PM

It would be a yes from us, but I don't understand the hype around Father's Day/ Mother's Day, neither DH or I feel the need to make it a "special day".

#52 SummerStar

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:22 PM

Neither do we but that doesn't mean others don't.

#53 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:31 PM

Since the dawn of time we have had Pony Club competition on Fathers' Day. There are very few no-shows and we try to finish early so families can have their own Fathers' Day celebrations afterwards. We include extra activities to celebrate the role of the fathers and the father figures in the kids lives.

#54 Loore

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:35 PM

View PostSummerStar, on 11 August 2015 - 10:22 PM, said:

Neither do we but that doesn't mean others don't.

I didn't say they don't.  Correct me if I am wrong, the question was whether you would take a child to a party on Father's Day.   We would because we don't place any importance on the day. I wasn't purporting to answer for others.

#55 SummerStar

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:37 PM

I guess it was the "I don't understand the hype" statement. To some it's important to others it isn't but I don't get what's not to understand. I understand why it can be important to others even when it isn't to us.

#56 Starletta

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:47 PM

Nope. Apart from the fact I'd like my husband to celebrate the day his way, we have fathers and grandfathers who we'd like to see.

#57 libbylu

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:56 PM

Thanks for all the responses everyone.  We did a quick poll of DSs three best friends and while two were happy to come, a third (and closest friend) thought they wouldn't be able to due to family commitments, so we have decided to have the party the weekend before Father's Day instead of going away that weekend.
Didn't want to do Friday night as we would have had to get a babysitter for the two year old (and I'm not quite up to dealing with 10+  8 or 9 year olds in the evening yet!), and after school is tricky as lots of parents work, so would mean transporting a lot of kids (we did that last year!).
We are happy with this solution as it means we can plan to do something nice with our extended families on fathers day too!

#58 Loore

Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:57 PM

View PostSummerStar, on 11 August 2015 - 10:37 PM, said:

I guess it was the "I don't understand the hype" statement. To some it's important to others it isn't but I don't get what's not to understand. I understand why it can be important to others even when it isn't to us.

I don't understand the need to see/celebrate parents on any particular day of the year.  That doesn't say, and I've not said that I don't understand it's important to other people.  What I have said is that we would attend a party that day because it's not important to us.

ETA - happy to hear that you've come up with a solution that suits everyone OP.

Edited by Loore, 11 August 2015 - 10:58 PM.





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