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Mixed emotions

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We are on a budget so usually NFL games are out of the question. We love the Cincinnati Bengals. But, we don't get to go to the games. Turns out my husband got invited by his mother to go the game on Sunday. Not a big deal on any other day. This day is my oldest daughter's real birthday her 10th, and we have already scheduled a party and everything. I wouldn't even be upset any other day. I am happy he gets to go to the game. I'm not happy it is on his daughter's birthday. Grandma had already told me she couldnt' come because she didn't want to drive that far by herself. So, now not only is her grandma not going to be there, but now her father will not be there. She is going to be crushed. My husband said he would talk to her. I told him don't bother. If she finds out now she will be upset for far more days than need be. I told him I would break it to her that day.
I hate this situation. I know God has his reasons, and I know my daughter will be okay after awhile especially once the party starts. Now Iget to prepare and get everything ready by myself. Yippy.
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  • CAMAEL100
    Unfortunately I think he should be there as well. Not just for your daughter but it is a family occasion. Kids feel these things.

    But congrats for being mature about it as us moms tend to be, trying your best to limit your daughters disappointment. I know you will make it a great day for her.
    2107 days ago
    emoticon I'd feel the same way about the situation. Obviously your child should come before football. However it goes, I hope you both have a great day. 10 is a big deal!
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  • BAKER1009
    I keep debating on whether or not to comment, because I certainly don't want to offend you, or upset you anymore than you are. Personally, I think your husband should stay home. I am a big football fan too, and hate to miss a game (though we only watch them on TV), but not when it comes to something important with one of my children. I really think your hubby should stay home. I'm surprised he even accepted the offer. Or maybe I should be more surprised that his mother invited him, knowing what day it was and putting him in this position.

    I do agree with you on waiting to tell your daughter. No need to drag it out. I hope she handles this all OK, and really, I hope you handle this all OK mom!!
    Sending warm thoughts & big hugs your way!!
    2111 days ago
    It's a touchy situation, but I'm sure you will handle it wisely. You're a Mom, and that's what Moms do. Good luck.
    2111 days ago
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