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To wake dc before I go to work Christmas day

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EveOnline2016 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:04:09

I feel guilty.

Should I wake my dc so they can enjoy their gift while I am in work.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 24-Dec-16 23:06:19

What time are you going in?

You're not otherwise expecting the present opening to wait until you get home, are you?

EveOnline2016 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:08:32

I am in at 7am.

The dc will not touch any presents till I get home. Just feel bad for them.

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 24-Dec-16 23:09:39

What time are you leaving?

I understand why you would want to however it is a little unfair to whoever is home with them to wake them up get them excited and then bugger off.

Would you be OK if your dh left you with tired over excited kids all day?

PurpleDaisies Sat 24-Dec-16 23:09:40

How old are your kids? Are they likely to be up anyway?

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 24-Dec-16 23:10:20

Not that work is "buggering off" but you know what I mean grin

honeyroar Sat 24-Dec-16 23:11:26

I would. It's not that early. Have an hour with them before you go, put a smile on all your faces.

EveOnline2016 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:12:04

Ds is 10 and dd is 7.

PurpleDaisies Sat 24-Dec-16 23:12:26

What time do they normally get up?

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 24-Dec-16 23:12:38

What time are you getting home? How old are they?

When you say they won't touch the presents, do you mean they themselves will refrain from doing so (impressive kids!) or you'll forbid it (good luck with that)?

RoseGoldHippie Sat 24-Dec-16 23:12:44

When I was a kid my mum worked one Christmas Day. Me and DF had a great time playing crash bandicoot on the ps and we had 'Christmas day' on Boxing Day, including all presents being opened.

They will be fine to wait until you get back!

EveOnline2016 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:14:21

It's not the first time I have had to work ( nhs) and every year without fail they have waited.

Crumbs1 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:21:52

My kids always wait until after lunch and always have. They will be fine waiting.

Lemon12345 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:22:35

I think as long as they aren't expecting santa to drop presents off during the night and won't be awake anyway until quite a few hours later that you should leave them to sleep.
Also assuming that you will be home at a reasonable time, and not a case of mums home, open presents, now off to bed.

Ditsy4 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:41:46

Why not compromise and let them open say two presents before you go.

teraculum29 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:42:35

Don't wake them up, tell your DH to open half pressies with him and half when you got back from work

RoseGoldHippie Sat 24-Dec-16 23:44:20

Ah you can still do the Santa thing and make them wait. In my house my mum had 'arranged' for him to come a day later because she was working.

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