Our son is 3 on Friday and I’m probably the most excited out of everyone haha. The problem is he goes to nursery on Fridays, so I don’t know when to give him his presents. If we do it first thing he won’t want to go to nursery because he will want to play. If we do it after nursery at 5.30 he won’t want to go to bed. Is it wrong to leave his presents until Saturday? He’s taking a cake to nursery on Friday which he’s really excited about, and I will let him open a couple of things like a book and new bag & dressing gown. And then we’ve hired a bouncy castle and a proper cake for Saturday and friends are bringing presents then. I just feel awful not giving him his presents on his actual birthday but I’d rather avoid the tantrums it would bring and husband said he isn’t really aware so it won’t hurt. Opinions?
Because he won’t want to go to nursery. And I’d rather not have him getting really upset on his birthday. He will want to stay and play especially knowing his little brother will be at home with the toys. It’s a fear of missing out thing sometimes. I’d like him to have a fun day at nursery not be upset
Because he won’t want to go to nursery. But he doesn't get to choose. A 3yo isn't going to be upset all day because they had to go to nursery. However if you are home anyway why not keep him off if his presents are so problematic?
We pay private fees and we can’t change his day without losing the money and they don’t come up cheap. I did consider it but I also thought it was nice for him to be with friends and share cake with them. I might drop him in an hour later and that way he can have a good play. Though I’m pretty sure my husband will say I’m being silly and to stick to Saturday.
Just get him up a bit early. Make sure he knows he's going to nursery-make a big deal of the cake he's taking. Maybe let him take a present in the car or to 'show' nursery but make it clear you'll keep it safe for him while he's there.
and I’m probably the most excited out of everyone - yes, it sounds like you are.
Don't make such a drama out of it, of course it's fine to have the presents on Saturday - give him something small on the day, plus the excitment of taking a cake to nursery etc. - maybe review the volume of gifts he is getting if the present opening is causing so much angst.
The silly thing is he isn’t getting that much toy wise as we don’t have much money. Which I feel rubbish about as it is. He’s main present is a scooter and then some toy cars and trains and a sticker book.
We delayed a birthday a day or two a couple of times when DS1 was at nursery. I really don't see any problem - I'd do it while you can get away with it. Have the birthday on a weekend... I think that's what I'll do for my next birthday actually so it's not spoiled by work...
It's my ds's birthday today. He's seven, so had to go to school. He had a few small presents in the morning and a couple in the evening. He'll have the rest tomorrow or maybe even the day after, he's very excited to have more to look forward to.
I think it's good when they're young to spread the gifts out a bit so they don't get overwhelmed. Your DS won't know that he's supposed he have so many presents all on one 'big day'. A couple on the day itself and the rest over the weekend sounds much better all round!
If he's getting a scooter can he scoot to nursery?
I’ve been thinking about this. It’s on a really busy main road and I have to drive there but I could park round the side of the building and let him scoot round the corner while I carry his little brother.