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Old 03-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #31
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I'd go, it doesn't scream disaster to me but I know my kids, and I assume you know yours
Oh, and I would either nix the cake completely or cut it into a tiny sliver, sized appropriately for a 3 and 5 year old.

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #32
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I would and every pump it up party we've been to always included sibs. I'd give the 3 yr old a later naptime and make the 5 yr old have a quiet time beforehand. Also, I don't see a big deal with telling my kid no cake or w/e.

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #33
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I think it's totally fine! I would go! Do it for your child.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #34
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I honestly see no reason not to go. It's a Friday night, not the middle of the week. And I'm sure you'll have a meltdown when you have to leave but it would be more from not wanting to leave. Plus the kids will be worn out and sleep good. Gotta let them live a little.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #35
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I would take my kid in a heartbeat. We love Monkey Joes. Normal bedtime here is 7:30, but we make exceptions for special occasions.

Younger child would have to stay home if he wasn't invited. That is how we roll here. Sometimes it is your turn, and sometimes it isn't.

I'm not afraid of a meltdown though. If kiddo falls apart, its time to go. However, my kids are pretty flexible. We are not rock solid on bedtimes. Sometimes, we stay up and watch movies on Friday nights. I think the more you flex kid's schedules, the more they learn to be flexible.
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Neither of them nap anymore. They would stay up until midnight if they still napped lol. Since the 5 year old is in pre K and her brother isn't, she gets invitations to classmates parties, he doesn't. Anytime we've considered bringing him, I call the number listed as RSVP and I do ask, and offer to pay for him if they go over. It's never been an issue, though. They're 15 months apart, and he's big for his age, so they're really in the same age group peer wise, and don't worry about him getting hurt at all. The last one we went to (same place, two weeks ago) was a Sunday at 5:30, and I was so drained from all of the commotion, I went to bed early! lol We're only friends with one of her classmates' parents, and acquaintances with one other, and this boy is neither. I'm not sure that I know which kid it even is. I think we'll approach her about it, and see what she would like to do.

I totally blanked that she's out of school tomorrow anyway, for Good Friday, and Spring Break is all of next week, so that makes me more inclined to go ahead and go. Leaving her brother home and keeping it a secret from him isn't much of an option. She will tell him. She's that kid who would accidentally casually tell you what you're getting for Christmas, Kwim? And depending on her mood, she's also the type who would say, "yeah well fine, you don't have to play my way, whatever. You aren't coming with me to Jason's birfday tonight anyway." Sweet thing to say to the kid she calls her best friend, and as sweet as she is, she has those moments.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:58 AM   #37
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I'd go. Leave the little at home since he was not invited and have fun. We have a 730 or 800 bed time.
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I'd go. I'd not take the sibling, as even though he's tall, he's still much younger and not in the class. Kids don't have to do everything with their siblings. Plus, the siblings haven't been invited here and I don't like putting hosts on the spot about including more kids. Most will say yes, even if they really don't want younger kids there. It'll be a fun time for your DD to enjoy with her school friends.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #39
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I'd probably take them both, on the understanding that if there's meltdowns we go home. My oldest is pretty easy going on bedtime, especially if she doesn't have to get up at any particular time the next morning. My youngest is much younger but can be a bear if she's overtired.
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I'd take them both if they were both invited. I'd leave the little one at home if he wasn't invited.
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