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jaynelovesagathachristie Sun 17-Mar-19 15:25:18

Money is tight as partner couldn't take a proper wage this month. 5 year old will have a bike ( refurbished looks like new) his first one. A personalised book and a party at a soft play. We are going out the day before not decided where with his grandparents ( they live abroad so only see us 2/3 times a year ) they'll have a ton of presents, each friend around 20 will bring a gift ( usually) as will god parents and other grandparents. Aibu? Feeling guilty

MrsHandles Sun 17-Mar-19 15:29:23

He’s getting a bike, a book and having a party. YABU.

Is this a joke?

Drum2018 Sun 17-Mar-19 15:29:37

Seriously? What more do you think the child should get? If you are struggling financially I'd ditch the soft play centre and the day out (if day out is costing you anything), and just have cake at home with the grandparents. There is no need to have 2 parties for a 5 year old and a bike is quite a big gift.

burritofan Sun 17-Mar-19 15:34:01

If you're feeling guilty about spending that much money when things are financially tight, cancel one of the parties and/or drop the book and just do the bike.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 17-Mar-19 15:37:09

That sounds absolutely fine and like the others said if money is tight cancel the day out and play games at home.

If you were wanting to get a few more gifts look out on Facebook free sites or freecycle. I've got things from these before to give as gifts to my children smile nothing wrong with second hand!

jaynelovesagathachristie Sun 17-Mar-19 15:55:54

Bike is 2nd hand. I have zero issues with 2nd hand I don't live in UK anymore and 2nd shops and online just don't exist much here 1 in my town 2 in the city ish. The soft play is the main thing as he loves it so much and I've put money aside for it.

burritofan Sun 17-Mar-19 15:59:38

So what is the AIBU here? Is it about an excess of stuff – 20+ presents as well as a bike?

jaynelovesagathachristie Sun 17-Mar-19 16:03:11

Ok I now feel a bit silly, I would have liked to give a couple more of actual presents but I think after reading some of these ( quite blunt but thanks ) replies he will get a lot more out of the party, bike and family than more stuff in my house.

thedisorganisedmum Sun 17-Mar-19 16:07:38

sounds lovely!

If you think he should have more to open from you, you can always add a couple of chocolate something or haribos.

He'll enough presents from everybody else, and at that age, a soft play party is great, big deal made for his birthday and lots of fun.

jaynelovesagathachristie Sun 17-Mar-19 16:19:09

Ooo good call thedisorganisedmum I'll get a few of his fave chocs

Di11y Sun 17-Mar-19 16:26:56

what about blowing up a pack of balloons and having them in the room with the gifts? I did this when dd didn't get much more than a bike for her birthday.

MiniEggAddiction Sun 17-Mar-19 16:28:33

He'll be super excited about his bike, he's getting a great party and will have a ridiculous mound of gifts after it. Getting more plastic won't improve his day at all. He'll love it.

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