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 - 2:45pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
  I wasn't speaking about my kids, santababy was going after my kids and making things up.</p>

How was she going after your kids?  Really, if you do love your kids, out of respect for your kids, please stop bringing them up on this message board.  It insults them.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:46pm

We decorate the trees (there are two) a couple of weeks before Christmas.  We have dinner, laughter and a lot of fun as many of the ornaments are from when I was a child, my kids have ornaments there as well.  We are a family, we do a lot of things together.

That's great. What about your family in YOUR home. You, your dh and 2 kids?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:47pm

<<And? So do we and always have with my own grandparents and my dh with his grandparents.>>

So it's not just because we have dinner with them like you said earlier, you were wrong.  And I just asked you if you (or your kids) were unfamilar with spending the holidays on a regular basis with the grandparents and you said you were not.  Now you always have?

<<And? I don't find that unusual. Parents ARE family but when you leave their home and get married, you make your OWN family and make your OWN traditions. Not so in your home?>>

Again santababy, as I just said (and you quoted) we have our own traditions as well.  

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:48pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That's a lovely tradition, Santa.  We couldn't possibly carry our Christmas gifts to my three to another home, lol.  I see they must be spoiled, after reading this thread.  They actually have a nice big tree, hot chocolate Christmas eve, and presents Christmas morning.  LOL.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I want my kids to have traditions and memories with JUST US too. It seems others don't. </span></strong></p>

I don't know why it would seem like that, I have read it all over this thread, including in my own comments.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:48pm

<<That is great. Do they come over and decorate a tree at YOUR house or only at THEIR house?>>

Why are you yelling?  It varies from year to year, we often do ours at the spur of the moment, decorating the grandparents tree is always a big deal, as it was when I was a kid.  Family tradition you know.  :)

Yes, and? Don't you have your own traditions in YOUR home and do things without the entire family, just you, your dh and kids?

<<Are you (or your kids) unfamilar with spending the holidays on a regular basis with grandparents?

Nope, we are not. >>

Perhaps that is why you are having such a hard time grasping this situation, you are simply not familiar with it.

How so? I have said both my dh and I have spent every holiday with extended family and grandparents and my kids have too. 

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:49pm

Yep.   But we might have made memories of doing something else instead.    Who knows?  For every one thing we do, there are thousands we don't.  

What else? I think Thardy asked you this before and maybe I missed your answer?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:51pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You are assuming that there aren't memories and I'm again not surprised that you don't understand differences in the world.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So what are the memories you and your dh make for your children at YOUR home for Christmas? You don't open presents there. You don't put up a tree. </span></strong></p>

Why are you yelling and where do you get that we don't put up a tree?   

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:51pm

<<And? So do we and always have with my own grandparents and my dh with his grandparents.>>

So it's not just because we have dinner with them like you said earlier, you were wrong.  And I just asked you if you (or your kids) were unfamilar with spending the holidays on a regular basis with the grandparents and you said you were not.  Now you always have?

Yes both my dh and I have spent every holiday with our grandparents when we were kids and when we got older. My kids are also familiar with this. We also make our own memories and traditions in our OWN home because when we got married, we branched outside of our families and did things WITH and WITHOUT them. I wouldn't want my kids not to have that time with us either doing things. 

<<And? I don't find that unusual. Parents ARE family but when you leave their home and get married, you make your OWN family and make your OWN traditions. Not so in your home?>>

Again santababy, as I just said (and you quoted) we have our own traditions as well.  

But not decorating a tree just the 4 of you? Correct me if I am wrong as I don't want to say something wrong and then get blamed for 10 more years.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:52pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep.   But we might have made memories of doing something else instead.    Who knows?  For every one thing we do, there are thousands we don't.  </span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>What else? I think Thardy asked you this before and maybe I missed your answer?</span></span></strong></p>

I'm not going to list the thousands upon thousands of possible ways to make memories with one's children.   That would just be silly.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:53pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;santaababy1967&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;&amp;amp;lt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;So where did they put up these trees?&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;You live at your parents house now? I'm sorry, didn't know you lost your home. &amp;lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif" alt="Cry" title="Cry" border="0" /&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Um, no but nothing I said would indicate that I live there, are you that unfamiliar with spending time with family?   Why would you make up a lie about me having lost my home?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Again, you're having a real problem with grammar and punctuation.  You wrote this: &lt;&lt;Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.&gt;&gt;</p><p>Because of course you know, none of us would know, you know, where you were spending Christmas.  Nor care.</p>

Santababy asked, so I would assume she had some interest, she has quite the interest in my family's Christmas traditions, lol. 

I always have a problem with grammar and punctuation, not great with either.  OH well.

PumpkinAngel

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