Mum is slammed as ‘mean’ for not putting up a Christmas tree for her 4-year-old despite having a baby in intensive care12/07/2021
ONE mum is being ridiculed for not putting up her Christmas tree this year, as felt she had higher priorities with her baby being in intensive care.
The woman's parents and inlaws have told the mum that she is 'mean' for not putting the tree up anyway for her other child, who is four.
The woman's newborn baby was born premature and is currently in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit).
Thus the mum felt she was struggling with enough and did not feel that putting up Christmas decorations was a priority right now.
Taking to Mumsnet, the mum-of-two the mum said that she does not feel festive and has too much going on to decorate.
"I really can't be bothered this year, we've got a lot going on. Prem baby in NICU too and I just don't feel festive. Lots going on" said the mum.
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Adding: My son doesn't understand Christmas, but might be interested in a bit of sparkle. But I think he can just enjoy someone else's tree to look at, and the many many of them outside the village houses nearby.
The mum also said that as her son is so young, he might try and ruin the Christmas tree, which she is not prepared to deal with right now.
"He would also try to ruin the tree too and I'm not sure I can take on the stress," she said.
Adding: "Both sets of our parents think it's VV unreasonable!"
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In the comments section, many have said that the mum should still put in the effort for her son.
"I’d say 4-year-olds understand Christmas mine does. If your son is in school/nursery they will be doing Christmas things. Can you not put up the small tree?/fake tree?" commented one person.
Another added: "I think it would be a bit mean not to have a tree for your son's sake. Are you sure he doesn't understand at all? My son is just 3 this Christmas and starting to grasp bits of it and he absolutely loved the tree going up."
"In your situation, I would probably do one of the potted ones you buy in supermarkets that are a few feet high. A few twinkly lights and a bit of tinsel, job done. I wouldn't do nothing though, 4-year-olds aren't oblivious" commented a third.
He would also try to ruin the tree too and I'm not sure I can take on the stress."
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