Tuesday Tidings

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 9:41am

1. What is your favorite ornament on your Christmas Tree?

2. Do you decorate at work (or you s.o. if you don't work)?

3. Are you done shopping?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 1:57pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;It should be a huge deal for parents to make memories. &gt;&gt; - Agreed. Nothing in PKA's post indicates she doesn't also agree.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>So you wouldn't have a tree while your kids lived in your home? Would you give up those memories?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;You have a tree, correct? &gt;&gt; Yes, I have a tree.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>And you would give up that memory with your children too?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">&lt;&lt;Don't you think you would miss the memories you have had with your kids with your tree and decorating with ornaments?&gt;&gt; - If I never had that experience/memory? Yes, I would miss it.  If I have that 10-12 times instead of 18-20?  Not even a blip on my radar.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>So your memories are exactly the SAME every.single.year? </strong></p>

There have been years we haven't had a tree in our home.  Our memories aren't exactly the same, but close enough that it's not a big deal.  And we can use that time to make completely new, different, possibly more exciting and enduring memories!

"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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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 1:58pm

Did you miss that fact that we have already done two trees or are you skipping over all facts and just going straight to lies today?

WHERE were these trees if NOT in your home?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 1:58pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh, some of the years I've not had a tree it was out of what could be considered laziness.  But then, I often choose to allocate my time to the important things first ... and sometimes a tree just isn't as important as other things. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You didn't have a tree when you had kids? How old were they?</span></strong></p>

There were some years we didn't have a tree.  I dont' remember what years, so I can't tell you how old the kids were. Younger than 17 and 13!

"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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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 1:58pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I think you're right.  It's so sad.  I can't even imagine....</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Sounds more like laziness on the parents part. I did not look forward to decorating this year as it IS a big job but I could not imagine NOT doing it, for even just for the kids. I want them to have the memories of Christmas and if they NEVER had a tree, that would be one thing but to have it for some years and then not others and expect them to be satisfied putting up a tree elsewhere (it was never said where they put these up), I think that is just wrong. </span></span></strong></span></p>

Well you have quickly changed your tune, earlier you said you could understand the dog chasing cat situation, now you have turned it into Dickens’ like tragedy in my life.  I often wonder, do you ever not make things up?


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 1:59pm

There have been years we haven't had a tree in our home. 

When you had children? Why and how old were they?

Our memories aren't exactly the same, but close enough that it's not a big deal.  And we can use that time to make completely new, different, possibly more exciting and enduring memories!

Doing what else? I find every year to be new memories. The kids are older, they enjoy looking at all the ornaments, laughing at some, remembering making some. It is NEVER the same every year IME.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:01pm

There were some years we didn't have a tree.  I dont' remember what years, so I can't tell you how old the kids were. Younger than 17 and 13!

How can you not remember? Don't you take a picture every year? You have one this year, right? You had one last year, right? You don't remember when and how many times but you are saying some years you didn't have a tree? What was more important to do with your time than put up a tree for and with your family?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:02pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">santaababy1967</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I think you're right.  It's so sad.  I can't even imagine....&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="text-align:left"&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:small"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;Sounds more like laziness on the parents part. I did not look forward to decorating this year as it IS a big job but I could not imagine NOT doing it, for even just for the kids. I want them to have the memories of Christmas and if they NEVER had a tree, that would be one thing but to have it for some years and then not others and expect them to be satisfied putting up a tree elsewhere (it was never said where they put these up), I think that is just wrong. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Well you have quickly changed your tune, earlier you said you could understand the dog chasing cat situation, now you have turned it into Dickens’ like tragedy in my life.  I often wonder, do you ever not make things up?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><br /></span></p>

I was going to ask the very same thing of you.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:02pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Well, now you are just making up stuff.  Why would you make up such a lie about my kids?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So please explain then.</span></strong></p>

Right on sister! If pumpkinangel's comment are unclear, just make up lies. That makes sooooo much sense! Bawahhhaaaa!

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:02pm

Well you have quickly changed your tune, earlier you said you could understand the dog chasing cat situation, now you have turned it into Dickens’ like tragedy in my life.  I often wonder, do you ever not make things up?

Yep I get that as I had a dog but that would not stop me from putting up a tree, as well as the many, many other people I know who have cats and dogs. I didn't change my tune AT ALL about that. 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:03pm

<<n your post, that I quoted...those were the three things I talked about in my post, was your comment not directed at what I said in my comments?

Nope, it wasn't. Sorry.>>

So you are now posting things that have nothing to do with the comments you quote?  How interesting.

<<So where did they put up these trees?>>

Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.

PumpkinAngel

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