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@Nhey16 (2519)
Philippines
January 24, 2009 6:38am CST
My son's birthday is on the 30th of this month, January. Since the start of this month, he has been doing a countdown, and now it's only days away. He's too excited coz he wants to have his toy gift. Every time we go to out, he always asks me if I could buy in advance the present and give it to him. I always say "No" to him, coz I do not like that idea, and if I do that, there would be no more excitement on his day and that would be so sad for him not having a gift on his day. It hurts me to see him disappointed but I think it would be best that he would understand the reason for me not buying it in advance. And besides, he wants that he would be there when we buy his present. I also feel excited for him on his day How do you or your kids feel and what do you do or your child does whenever your/your kid's birthday is coming?
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23 responses
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
I can sense your excitement and your son's excitement for his upcoming birthday. How old will he be on the 30th? Now I understand that a mother's happiness always lies on the happiness of her children and I salute you for that for I can say not all mothers are like you. Will your son be having a big party on the 30th? Do greet your son a happy and wonderful birthday from me. be happy always!!!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Hello kenchiprincess, my son will turn 10 on his birthday. Thank you for the greetings, I will tell my son, he will be happy :)
• United States
27 Jan 09
My son use to love it when I worked on Christmas because it meant we would celebrate Christmas early. He loved it if I had to work Christmas and Christmas Eve because it meant we celebrated Christmas around the 22 or 23. I worked 12 hour night shifts so I went to work and came home and slept.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello teapotmommommerced, it's really great to know that our kids love to spend time with us, their parents. and having quality time really means a lot for them :)
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• United States
30 Jan 09
My daughter is 30 and our son is 27.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
24 Jan 09
it teaches them patience & other things to have to wait for their day. i think u are being smart for waiting. u wouldn't give him his christmas prescent in july, lol. i think that boy is smart, he's playing you. lol aren't they a trip, i love it.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
oh yeah you are right, he would learn how to be patient :) and yeah, he's playing me, hahaha, he's trying his chances to outsmart me... :)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Jan 09
i bet he doesn't do it. lol
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
That is adorable! It's good that you're being strict about when he receives his gifts because it teaches him patience, obedience and reasoning. I'm not a mother but I have a niece who stays with us and he's also pretty hyped up when his birthday approaches, he keeps reminding everybody and tells them what he likes without actually asking for anything :D he's very clever! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
:) and that's what makes the kids soooo cute...
@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I don't have a child of my own yet but I do understand the excitement your feeling towards your son's birthday. We are having a countdown on our own for the very first birthday of my niece whose birthday is on February 14, Valentine's Day. We are so excited about it and we want to make it as fabulous as possible since it is her first birthday. As early as now, we are already planning the sequence of events and what we are going to do on her party. Really, birthdays of our loved ones makes us happy for having a fruitful year and a wish of good luck for the coming years.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Hello anneshirley, Happy Birthday too in advance to your niece on Feb. 14. Yes, I agree, birthdays of our love ones really makes us always happy and excited. -hugs-
• Malaysia
24 Jan 09
happy birthday to your beloved son! how old will he be on his birthday? are you planning anything special for him? anyway i hope you and your family will have a fabulous time celebrating your son's birthday!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
thank you kevsgirl, i will tell my son about your greetings for him, he will surely be happy... he's turning 10. we'll be going out for a special dinner and then buy his present coz that's what he wanted to do on his day... :)
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
24 Jan 09
..cake for the lil angel.. - Happy birthday to the little boy.
Awwhhh sweet! Wishing the little one a happy birthday in advance. Nhey, I think you are right. he must know that there is time for everything and gifts are for special occasions. He would get the maximum fun then only. I do not have a kid but I have seen my sisters planning for my nieces' and nephew's birthdays long before. They are so excited that they become kids themselves. Indeed its most special!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
oh yes mimpi, i do want my son to feel that his birthday is so special, and that he can only have his presents during his special days... thank you for your sweet greetings, I will tell my son about it... :)
@Humbug25 (12551)
24 Jan 09
Hey there Nhey16 It was my son's 8th birthday on the 6th January so close to Christmas. Mind you I was lucky becuase he was due on the 26 December which might have been worse! I was probably more excited than he was as I couldn't wait to see the picture on his face when he opened all his gifts. It also means that now I can take my kids swimming because before they wouldn't allow me to take any more than 2 children under the age of 8 but now he is 8 I can take him and his two younger brothers!!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
wow... it's really great to see the kids very excited whenever they open their presents... :) it's also nice that you can take your kids when you want to swim, that's very lovely.
@sharay (2776)
• India
24 Jan 09
First of all, wish a very Happy Birthday from my behalf my daughter is 3 years old now and she is of course so very excited about getting gifts, but she always waits for her gifts, if we say her we are going to give it on her birthday, she waits until her birthday or christmas day or any other special ocassaions, she keeps counting the days and asks at least once a day, "Ma, has my B'day not yet come", but i have the habit of giving her gifts the whole week before the particular special day, so she is even more excited, but knows to stay calm, at her age, i think she is quite understanding and responsible
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
what a lovely daughter you have, she really knows how to be patient. :) my son used to be like that, but now he just can't wait for his birthday, but I still don't give his gift early coz I know it would be great if he receives his present on his special day... :)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
My daughter will be turning 3 this April... but she doesn't have that sort of concept yet... but she knows how to sing happy birthday to herself already... i think you are doing the right thing on not buying him the gift in advance... since that would defeat the purpose of gift giving during important events... and the 30th is just a few days aways... so the excitement will intensify... but when the time comes... for sure your son will appreaciate it that you did not give the gift in advance...
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Hello aseretdd, yeah, I think my son would be glad when he would be receiving his gift on his day. your daughter is very smart, at her age she could sing happy birthday, i bet she would be very happy on her birthday... :)
@moneymaya (901)
• India
24 Jan 09
I don't have child , but for your child HAPPY BIRTH DAY in Advance thanks for sharing
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
thank you for the greetings, my son will be glad :)
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
25 Jan 09
My youngest son's birthday is tomorrow, January 26th. Although he will be 25 years old on Monday, he's still very excited about his birthday. He always has been. Both of my sons were like yours when they were younger. They always got so excited as their birthdays neared. My youngest son is so anxious right now that he was hoping that I'd buy him an "early birthday present" the last time we went out shopping together, which was this past Wednesday. They used to make out a list of the things they wanted for their birthdays. These lists would sometimes be VERY long! LOL They were always anxious for a large party with all of their friends, too. I took them all to a place we have here called Chuck-e-Cheese, where they have tons of games for kids to play and earn tokens that they can trade in for toys. They also sell pizza there. I took my youngest son there one year, along with all his friends. I'll NEVER do that again! Whew!!! It was a madhouse with all those kids running all over the place, playing one game after another, constantly coming back for me to buy them more tokens to play more games to win more tokens, etc. etc. I left there with such a huge headache! LOL But, they all had great fun. My oldest son hasn't really been excited about birthdays for years now. He'll be 28 in June and feels like "an old man". But, we have a small party for him every year, too. I think he secretly loves the fuss I make on his birthday, but he tries very hard not to give that away. So, your son is an Aquarian, huh? Good luck! If yours is typical, he's a great thinker, I'm sure. He's also a very thoughtful boy. Mine was and still is. I even wrote a short story about him called, "Living With a Young Tornado" because of his antics. Have fun on your son's birthday! I hope he can wait until then for his toy!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
wow... i bet you really had a headache at that time but yeah, that's worth it, nothing can ever replace the fun the kids would have and it's great to cherish the memories. So you have 2 boys... wow... they're very lucky to have a great mom... :) yes, my son is very thoughtful, and i'm sure lucky to have him. That's a very great story you had for him you could make this a book and publish it... It would be great.
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
My older kids also do that birthday countdown! But I can say, I'm lucky enough that they do not ask me any birthday gift! They simply count the days down! nothing more..... They never expect me any material gifts for their birthday! This is because, they know I have nothing to give! I do not have a good/stable job! Moreover, they know that they already receive the most special gift I can give them.... TENDER LOVE AND SWEET CARESS! Though I am away from them, they can still feel my presence... They are still loved in my simple ways!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello jpedrasa :) i couldn't agree more, Tender Love and Sweet Caress from us, parents, are the most special gifts we could give our kids... :)
• India
25 Jan 09
wishing your son a very happy birthday in advance... hope you have a blast on that day....and yes, about the gift,..let him wait til the moment...i am sure he'll be happy when he get to see his gift..:-)
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello uniquestar, thank you for the greetings :) yeah, my son would really have to wait for his day. i would also be glad if he would have a great time on that day.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I hope that he has a very nice birthday. I agree that he should wait until his special day to get his gift. My daughter also wants things before her special day but she will be 17 next month.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello stephcjh, our kids should really learn how to wait for their presents even if we, as parents, would really love to give it in advance, and i guess, as a mom, I should also learn to be patient, to give the present for my kids on their special days... :)
• India
25 Jan 09
I am not a father yet but happy birthday for your son in advance , and all the best for you to take care of him, I would like to say regarding this situtation is you better dont give him gifts till the D day, but on the day give him lot of gifts on his birthday , that is because he will also understand the happiness in his birthday
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
hello ganeshprabuk, thank you for your greetings :) my hubby actually was really excited to buy the toy for our son, but i told him that we're teaching our kids to learn to be patient, so he just agreed with me. So I guess my son would be glad on his special day and he would have a great time.
• India
25 Jan 09
hi happy birthday to your son, i am an unmarried person but i love childerns i think that you should give him a surprise on his birthday i love surprisies, so i think he also love surprise. so plan a party and took him for outing on that day. and also spend some quality time with him.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
hello rockyADONIS, yeah we will be treating him for a special dinner on his day. coz at daytime, he would be in school. Thank you for the greetings :)
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
I'm not a mom yet but i can feel how excited you are for the upcoming birthday of your little one.. i can't blame your son for being so excited to get his advance birthday gift but you have your point..=) happy birthday in advance to your son!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
hello gracie04 yeah, i guess all moms share the excitement of their kids... :) thanks for the greetings, i will tell my son and he would be so happy.
@ferrai (20)
• India
25 Jan 09
wel.. i dun hav kids.. bezz i dint maried yet.. but i knw sumthng abt it due to ma bro ... he also always do like this to ma mum .. but my mum wnt buy anytng for him.. thn my dad wil.. took ma bro out and buy sumthng to eat which he likes. so he would.. be litle satisfied.. and after tat... he would forgot tat.. thn on his bday.. my mum will give a gift.. tats al.. this is wht i knw.. thnks .. bye
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
wow... i guess little boys would be very persistent to have their presents but im sure your bro would be very happy whenever he receives his present.. :)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
that is so so so cute but sometimes annoying. i have a 14 year old daugther and she will be celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps reminding me taht her birthday is next month already. as if i will forget it. i dont know what does she mean by reminding it to me, but when i ask she will just answer nothing just reminding you . it gives me headaches lol.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
wow... she was too excited for her special day... I guess all kids are like that, and that's so nice to be reminded though a bit annoying if they do remind you all the time... but still so cute... :)