Today will be the only day I can..what would you do?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
November 30, 2008 12:34pm CST
I am taking my daughter to see Santa in a few minutes. One of my sisters in law got my daughter a dress for the ocassion. But she hasn't gotten it to me. This is the last weekend I can truly function. I am big and pregnant. As it is in order to go out I had to agree to let my hubby push me in a wheel chair. I don't want to hurt any feelings, but my sister in law is out of town. Next week won't work as I will be going to final doctors visits and hospital for blood draws and typing. I really want to see my daughter on Santas lap. My other sis in law says just to take pics of my daughter on Christmas morning in the new dress. What do you think?
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
30 Nov 08
In my opinion, it's far more important to be able to experience and photo your daughter with Santa. the dress can be well used for photos, church, Christmas get-togethers and so on. I hope you SIL isn't one to get hard feelings over this. That would be inconsiderate IMO.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I say take her to see Santa anyway. In my personal opinion, if it was that important to your sister in law that your daughter get her picture taken with Santa in the dress that she bought her, she should have made sure she got the dress to you in time to get it done. I agree that taking her picture in the dress of Christmas morning sounds like a good alternative to the Santa picture.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
30 Nov 08
This is the time where people should worry about you and not about themselves and their own selfish wishes. They should please you, not you them. If your SIL doesn't have any understanding for the circumstances and why the dress is not on your daughter when the Santa picture is taken... well, I'm sorry, that's tough for her then. Everybody else will know that you did the right thing, and so deep down does she. Now, I assume she is a nice lady and will be fully alright with just having a nice Christmas picture of her in front of the tree in the dress. So don't worry about it (even is she is not so nice about it). Go, visit Santa today, and enjoy yourself!
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• United States
30 Nov 08
I agree with some of the other responders. Take you daughter to see Santa so you and her can both enjoy it. Have your daughter wear the dress on Christmas morning and take pictures of her in the new dress while she is opening presents. This way everyone is happy and you get to see your daughter with Santa. Congrats on the new baby.. When are you due?
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@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
30 Nov 08
I think your other sister in law is a very smart woman. I agree with her. Go take the pictures with your daughter on santa's lap. Than take pictures of your daughter in the dress on Christmas. That or your SIL can go take your daughter to see Santa a second time if it would bother your SIL that much.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Do what you feel you need to do. If you won't be able to get out again after this, then take her today. I never dress my kids up fancy just to see santa. But I also don't buy them special outfits just for Christmas. They grow too fast, and will only wear the outfit once.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
I would definitely bring her because I think a dress shouldn't make or break this moment. Go. Your child should have fun and you will be able to experience it. I suggest the Christmas morning solution.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
3 Dec 08
i think you can go as long as you do not exert yourself.do meet your doctor and ask her whether you have to take any precautions.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Well, she should have gotten the dress to you as soon as she got it. You have a busy schedule this month and it won't get any lighter so I would go ahead and take her to Santa and then do as your other sister in law suggested. Your other sister in law feeling might be hurt but she will come around when she realizes your on a time line and your time is no longer your own in a little bit.
@gemini_rose (16193)
1 Dec 08
Just take her and like your sister in law says get the photos after because you do not want to miss this opportunity it does not last forever. I am sure your other sister in law will understand.
• United States
1 Dec 08
I don't see anything wrong with your perspective and point of view. I would think the dress could still be worn for another purpose, or even for another set of pictures. It's a small matter, I think, in the long run regardless of the feelings of the sister-in-law with the dress which has remained undelivered.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
1 Dec 08
I think just do what you feel comfortable. plus you are not very much in way to move, that I understand. also at the same time it is there your daughter should feel well.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I agree with your sis in law. Since time is so short, just take pics of your daughter in the dress on Christmas morning and get pics of her sitting on santa's lap in a different outfit. Sounds as if you have limited options here. Anyway, Congratulations and good luck with the new baby!
• United States
1 Dec 08
Seeing your daughter sitting on Santa's lap is what is most important, not what she wears for the occasion. Because today was the only day that you were able to take your daughter, taking her was the right thing to do. If your sister-in-law wants to have your daughter's picture taken with Santa in the dress she got for her, maybe she can take your daughter to see Santa again when she returns back in town.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
1 Dec 08
That is what I would do also. You have to do whatever is best for you at the moment. I hope your sister-in-law will understand.
@suzzy3 (8362)
30 Nov 08
Just take her in what she has got,she will have such a wonderful time and you sound like you are fit to burst this might be the last time you can do anything with her thats special before the babys born ,go for it girl.It is 11:30 pm in England so I am going to bed last post just to see her little face how wonderful,xx