Christmas Day Stressers

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Christmas Day Stressers
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Sat, 12-25-2010 - 7:42am

I know this is going to come off selfish when so many others have true problems today (and every day) that I could not imagine dealing with but I thought this may be a fun thread.

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:21am
And this is the beauty of our family's casual christmases. Paper plates and pizza! It was great!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:42am
Fabulous~ ! I cannot wait to go dd and I are heading out this afternoon.
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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:46am
"Scheduling meal times around unpredictable family members who set a time, but never make it at or near that time."

This is a biggie. I'm beginning to think that maybe we need to start dinner at the planned time, and if they miss it one year, perhaps next year they will be on time.

Dh has one sister, who is late every single year. She lives the closest (to their mom) and has adult children (who get there on thier own, and on time). Dh and I live the farthest and have the most kids, we are usually the first to arrive, then dh's other sis who has to drive over the snowy pass.

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:48am

This is not a Christmas day stress but a tradition the day after christmas or somewhere there after

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 10:49am
Dh and I show up 10-15 minutes before a scheduled event (meetings, dinner and such, not parties), so that we can get settled in before the actual thing starts.
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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 11:16am

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 11:26am
Yeah, that would be amnnoying, lol.

The main problem with sil always being late for Christmas dinner, is how far away WE live. We have little children who need to get to bed at a decent time and things going on the next day (this year, dh worked the following day, getting up at 3:30am). Her late arrival makes it so that all of the day's events are running behind, then we don't get out of mil's place until 8 or 9 o'clock, then we have over two hours to drive.
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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 11:30am

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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 11:40am
To That's Fowl: are you the only one who seems to care or are others annoyed as well? Could you just start without her?
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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 1:17pm

I don't think everyone should have to wait for one or two late people. My sister starts appetizers at 2:00. We get there AT 2:00 every year. You snooze you lose.