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McChristmasPants2012 Thu 08-Nov-12 09:50:45

I have told ds that I am working Christmas Day, any how plans have changed and my lovely boss has giving me my AL request smile

I think it will be a huge surprise that I will be there for Christmas, but my husband thinks I am being mean by not telling him.

So over to the MN jury should I tell him or not smile

Sirzy Thu 08-Nov-12 09:51:27

How old is he? Is he upset by the idea of you not being there?

shellshock7 Thu 08-Nov-12 09:51:35

How old is he? First instinct is meanie!

DawnOfTheDee Thu 08-Nov-12 09:52:17

I can see why you think it'd be a nice surprise but on balance I think I'd tell him. Otherwise he'll have another 6 weeks or so of thinking his mum's not going to be there.

How old is he btw?

RyleDup Thu 08-Nov-12 09:52:20

Yes you should tell him.

McChristmasPants2012 Thu 08-Nov-12 09:53:30

He is 6 and was disappointed when I told him.

AlmostAHipster Thu 08-Nov-12 09:53:59

Definitely tell him straight away. He might be really upset for no reason.

ObiWan Thu 08-Nov-12 09:54:09

I'd probably tell him.

For my children, the run up to Christmas is exciting, and looking forward to things.

If your son can look forward to the day knowing that you'll be there, he might enjoy the run up more.

shellshock7 Thu 08-Nov-12 09:55:50

At 6 I think you should defo tell him, he could be upset till Xmas day otherwise.

that kind of surprise is really for adults I think smile

Haggisfish Thu 08-Nov-12 09:55:54

Oh, tell him - the anticipation of lovely events together is half the fun of them!

McChristmasPants2012 Thu 08-Nov-12 09:56:04

Looks like MN jury is in DH favour.

I will tell him tonight after parents evening

cheekydevil Thu 08-Nov-12 09:56:16

Exactly obi.

DawnOfTheDee Thu 08-Nov-12 09:57:03

Oh yes, definitely tell him then. Otherwise we will get mnhq to change your name to McMeaniePants2012 grin

Wallace Thu 08-Nov-12 09:57:36

Tell him!

PuffPants Thu 08-Nov-12 09:58:35

Tell him. It would be weird and mean not to. I can see where you're coming from but a child is not mature enough to get that. The news will still be a nice surprise today.

Wallace Thu 08-Nov-12 09:58:37

Aw he will be so happy smile

Isandri Thu 08-Nov-12 11:18:34

In the industry where I work plans can change at short notice. I would tell him closer to the time.

honeytea Thu 08-Nov-12 11:29:21

What nice news that you can have Christmas at home, I'd definatly tell him smile

Floggingmolly Thu 08-Nov-12 12:09:34

Tell him. Why would you let him fret for a whole month?

McChristmasPants2012 Thu 08-Nov-12 19:00:12

I told him and he was over the moon smile

McChristmasPants2012 Thu 08-Nov-12 19:01:15

Flogging I just imagined his face waking up and saying mummy is staying home.

shellshock7 Thu 08-Nov-12 21:45:26

That's lovely smile

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