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To be annoyed that DSs nursery is having a Halloween party...

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mm22bys · 11/10/2007 15:54

that's being held on a Saturday (so not even on Halloween day / night) that he has to go fancy dress to and they're having a pumpkin carving competition?

I must be really lazy, but I can't be bothered taking him. It's being put on by the PTA.

He's only new at the nursery from this past Sept, and I am thinking a get together for all the new parents and students and the terachers, around the time he started, would have been much more appropriate..

AIBU? Am I real kill-joy?

OP posts:

ChasingSquirrels · 11/10/2007 15:59

don't actually see what you are annoyed about - just don't go.


Hulababy · 11/10/2007 16:01

I don't see the problem. It's not compulsary. If you don't want to go, don't go. Doesn't mean others can't enjoy their party though.


foofi · 11/10/2007 16:01

Yep YABU - an a kill-joy.


nailpolish · 11/10/2007 16:02

its simple
dont go
its not compulsory fgs

chill out


maisemor · 11/10/2007 16:02

If you don't like Halloween, then don't go.

If you want to meet the other parents and children then either go (with a happy frame of mind) to the Halloween party or invite parents and children to a get together you have organised yourself .

This by the way is meant in the nicest possible way.


andiem · 11/10/2007 16:03

it's your choice whether you go or not but if you want to make friends with other mums this is always a good way to do it sounds like fun to me


mm22bys · 11/10/2007 16:09

I don't really believe in Halloween (too commerical), but when the local kids come round I do give them sweets.

You are right that it may be good opportunity to meet other parents. And I can always get a costume from the local shops....

OP posts:

andiem · 11/10/2007 16:10

ooh go on your dc will love it


Blu · 11/10/2007 16:14

Would that be the volunteer PTA who do these things out of the goodness of their hearts , give up their time to try and raise money for the school and bring parents and children together?

I guess you are saying that next year, when your child has been there longer, YOU will be volunteering to do all the work for a get together early in the term? And hoping that the parents will support you and not complain that it's too late in the evening (bedtime) too early after school (WOHM parents' availabilities) etc etc.


hertsnessex · 11/10/2007 17:57

well said blu


TwigorTreat · 11/10/2007 18:00


and yes

if you don't want to be involved with the nursery and get to know other parents, children or teaching staff then don't go


LazyLinePUMPKINJane · 11/10/2007 18:01



muppetgirl · 11/10/2007 18:04

If that's all that annoys you, you really have a blessed life


2shoescreepingthroughblood · 11/10/2007 18:10



MaryAnnSingletomb · 11/10/2007 18:11

YABU - don't go if you don't want to


McDreamy · 11/10/2007 18:12

Think maybe you are be a bit unreasonable.

My mum would never let us join in any Halloween festivites and felt so left out when my friends were all dressing up and going to parties etc (I appreciate your DS is a bit young).

Don't be annoyed though just don't go if you can't be bothered


MaryAnnSingletomb · 11/10/2007 18:12

oh and well said Blu (I am a PTA person !!)


MerlinsBeard · 11/10/2007 18:13

YABU-you cna't b arsed togo so why bother moaning about it?


Lazarou · 11/10/2007 18:18

You should go, it sounds like it will be fun.


Blu · 11/10/2007 19:26


(just helping you get into the spirit, mm22 )


unknownrebelbang · 11/10/2007 21:27


Fab post Blu.

Great reminder for me of why I'm so glad I'm no longer secretary to the PTFA.


DarthVader · 11/10/2007 21:33

Actually if you don't go you might never recover socially


EricL · 11/10/2007 21:37

The OP sounds like a real bag of fun.


ScottishMummy · 11/10/2007 21:47

let me get this straight, all you have to do is turn up with son.Nothing else. and yet you can not be bothered to do so

A lot of (other) people put hard work in, gave time, participated and planne to facilitate a lovely free u did not lift a finger/or help. yet you dismiss it as "It's being put on by the PTA". so Ungrateful.

get a grip


MrsSeanSlater · 11/10/2007 21:50

Yes you are being a killjoy. Remember how utterly exciting something like that is for a nursery age child and you can't be bothered to take him?

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