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September 11th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Ok so M's birthday is February and R's is in March. Since the baby, D coming home, moving into our house AND R's birthday can happen all in the same month we're talking her out to a nice dinner at a time that works out for everyone and giving her a lump sum of cash. (She'll be 14, teenagers love cash.)

M's birthday is the issue. I was planning on throwing him a birthday party at a church hall or something. Neutral location (M's mom doesn't want to go to either of her parents and her sister doesn't want to go to their mom's either because she punched M's cousin because him and M were arguing like 4 and 6 year olds often do.) Then I figured that would be a rough thing to set up from here in VA and that it's likely a good deal of his school friends wouldn't come anyway due to not knowing me and I'm not sure his family up there would help because it's not their thing. So then I thought take him and his cousin to Chuck E. Cheese. The closest one is an hour away. I'm....I'm struggling. I'm frustrated by life in general and I just want to do something other than send gifts that they'll give him after his birthday or not be clear about them being from his daddy since his daddy can't see him for his birthday.
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September 11th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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I would just do something special for him. Take him out to dinner, buy him a few presents that he picks out or something that you know he'll love. I definitely wouldn't send gifts in the mail.

I hope you can figure something out and get all the kinks worked out!
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September 11th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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I just wanted to DO something you know? I feel like a failure.
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September 11th, 2012, 10:27 PM
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You're not a failure you can still take him out as you were saying. Do you not want to drive the hour away for chuck e. Cheeses? I bet a 7year old would love that! See if he wants to invite two friends and get their phone # and speak with the parents directly. If all else fails his favorite place for dinner is a great idea!
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September 12th, 2012, 12:22 AM
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You can still do something! Don't feel like a failure. How about tickets to a sports game he and dh can go to? You can give him the tickets for his birthday and take him out to eat!
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September 12th, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Him and DH like to drive. Maybe I can get him go kart tickets for when DH gets home?

Is an hour too far to drive with him to Chuck E. Cheese? Honestly?
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September 12th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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2 minutes is to far for me to drive to Chuck E Cheese

If you make a day of it, I think that's a find drive. Ds & I go to a car museum on his birthday every year. We started when he was 3 & he's now 6. He LOVES it.

So think out of the box. Maybe there's something you dss likes to do that is closer to home.
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September 12th, 2012, 01:38 PM
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He lives on hill across a gravel road from a holler. There might be playplaces nearby but the ones I know of are all outside and his birthday is the beginning of February.
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September 12th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Him and DH like to drive. Maybe I can get him go kart tickets for when DH gets home?

Is an hour too far to drive with him to Chuck E. Cheese? Honestly?
No, definitely not. Where we live, everything cool is an hour or more away.

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2 minutes is to far for me to drive to Chuck E Cheese
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