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Old 01-11-2005, 12:04 PM
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Daddy won't be home for child's birthday

My DH will be away on a trip that cannot be rescheduled, and will miss our youngest child's 3rd birthday.
Of course we will celebrate when Daddy is home to join in--and at this age a child has no concept of the calendar anyway.
Would it be better if we just act like a different day is his birthday, and treat him like the Birthday Kid on that day, and just not mention on his actual day that it is his birthday? I think it might be confusing to him if he keeps getting told that we're celebrating a birthday on several different days.
DH's trip is only 8 days long so it's not like it will be far from the actual date. And the other kids are big enough that they could probably handle "pretending" to change the calendar.
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