A mum has sparked a heated discussion online after suggesting she might shift the date of her child's birthday as it is a bit of an 'inconvenience'.
"*My son* is 4 and his birthday is Boxing Day. Up until last year his birthday has always been fine, if inconvenient, but last year it really was rubbish that we couldn't do anything special on the day due to nothing being open..."
"Would I be unreasonable to change DS' birthday to a couple of days later, say the 28th of December? We would be at home and all the Christmas presents would be unpacked, everything would be open again so we could go do whatever HE wants to do... We could make it special, no pressure on him."
The reaction from parents online was fairly split, some thought it was fine to shift it but others not so much...
"Just celebrate on a different day? Don't get the issue to be fair. This is all in your remit" one wrote.
"I don't really understand the drama. You're lucky in one way in that your [son's] birthday is in the school holidays, so you can celebrate it any day you like really can't you?" added another.
But others thought it was a bit out of line... "Yes, you would be unreasonable! His birthday is the 26th, it is what it is. Pretending it’s on a different day will be confusing when he is older not to mention it’s simply lying to him so you don’t feel so guilty."
Someone else wrote that they couldn't "believe you are actually suggesting pretending to him that his birthday is on say, 28th December."
"Just do what pretty much everyone else has suggested and have a quiet day on his actual birthday if need be and then celebrate more fully on any other day of your choosing."
So you see a big deal here, or is the mum over thinking?