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    • Batman2017
    • By Batman2017 30th Aug 17, 8:57 PM
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    Which is more special?
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    • 30th Aug 17, 8:57 PM
    Which is more special? 30th Aug 17 at 8:57 PM
    Hi,

    We have a baby on the way which is due in October. Sadly I have been rejected my annual leave request and told I have to work a 12 hour shift Christmas day which is disappointing as I thought I may receive some dispensation as this will be our first born child first Christmas. I know this has been the case in the past with other staff who have had children.

    Looking at my rota if it stays the same then I will be on a day off next Christmas when baby will be 14 months. My question is if you had to choose, which Christmas did you find to be more special? The first or second?
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    • shiny76
    • By shiny76 6th Sep 17, 9:04 AM
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    Perhaps my post wasnt clear. I understand a 2 month old baby wont understand its christmas. Im talking in regards of the perspective of the adult(which christmas did you enjoy more)
    Originally posted by Batman2017
    With a 2 month old, you'll probably be too exhausted to care much about christmas.

    Relatives may have other ideas!
    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 6th Sep 17, 12:24 PM
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    I found Christmas exciting once our daughter was old enough to believe in father Christmas and enjoy opening presents/ pulling crackers etc. So probably around 3 years old.
    Your baby won't know any different at this young age and you can celebrate on boxing day or new years.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 6th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    You won't be working all day. You can have Christmas when you come home. A 2 month old baby has no concept of day or night so it won't matter
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