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friend said i treat DD as though she's terminally ill

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princessj29 Fri 05-Apr-13 22:21:30

Later in the year we're going to Disneyland. DD, age 5, doesn't know yet and I was planning on hiring a Mickey costume for DH's friend to wear to deliver the tickets and some Disney goodies to announce the trip to DD. My friend said this 'special treatment' is ridiculous and that I treat DD like she's terminally ill by arranging things like this! I just wanted DD to have a lovely memory, that's all. She still totally believes that people dressed up are real characters and would be amazed by Mickey coming to the house. The suit only costs £10 to hire but she'll remember it forever- AIBU to think this is just a nice thing to do and that my friend was out of line?

MySpecialistSubjectIsMN Sat 06-Apr-13 19:36:22

I'm one of those parents who DC has had a wish granted by the Starlight Wish Foundation (y'know, cos I own one of those 'sick' kids hmm). Her comment is fucking disgraceful and she isnt just a shit friend but an absolute twat of a human being.

I never get the overtreating of DC's issue, Some DC's will have more than others, but as along as a parent is raising children correctly with discipline, then treats such as DisneyWorld or other such things aren't going to 'spoil' a child.

Personally our DC's have been treated a lot and I do go overboard sometimes. So fucking what. I have a DC who might not live to adulthood - why the hell shouldn't we celebrate and enjoy the life we do have? Weird fucking attitude to never go OTT occasionally.

I hope you have a lovely time OP.

TheSecondComing Sat 06-Apr-13 20:20:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ThePinkOcelot Sat 06-Apr-13 20:29:06

That sounds lovely OP! Have a lovely time. I'm sure your DD will love it, I know mine would.

FanjoForTheMammaries Sat 06-Apr-13 20:29:19

Seriously didn't mean to sound like I was inviting folk to flame you, was just a bit shock

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