Tuesday Tidings

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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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Registered: 09-01-2002
Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:11pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p>We won't be having Christmas at my house either. Never thought of bringing my kids over to decorate someone else's tree because we will be having it there. Bawahhhaaa..</p>

Very very strange.  How sad for any children who celebrate to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:11pm

Now can you answer, why you made up such comments?

Made up what? That kids don't want to disappoint their parents? They don't. Didn't you not want to as a kid?


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

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><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 style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">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. </span></strong></p><div><span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><br /></span></div>

So you lied earlier when you said that you could see a cat/dog chasing each other around the house could be a factor?  Why?  

Where have I said I wasn't going to put one up? 

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:13pm

We have had a tree every single year and will this year.  Once my kids got past the age of about nine or ten, they couldn't care less.  Other than helping me get the tree in the stand every year, nobody is interested in decorating it with me.   I usually do all the house decorating all by myself.   I haven't done it this year yet except for the outside, and no one has asked why.

That is sad. While my kids didn't do the entire tree with me, they did help as they like to see the old and new ornaments. Maybe by trying to include the kids, they WOULD find it fun and memory making. 

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:13pm

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>

That punctuation is improper.  It's Dickensian

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:15pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">There have been years we haven't had a tree in our home. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When you had children? Why and how old were they?</span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></strong></p>

Really well said.  The trees and all of the trimmings are the one constant.  Without them, the rest could not be so memorable and enjoyable.  It just would not be Christmas.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:15pm

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;thardy2001&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;savcal2011&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;amp;gt;santaababy1967&amp;amp;lt;/em&amp;amp;gt; wrote:&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;the kids were totally fine with not putting up another tree,&amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;p style="text-align:left"&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;span&amp;amp;amp;gt;Kids don't want to disappoint their parents. They obviously sensed you did not want to do it.&amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;I think PKA knows her kids better than you do.   I know her kids ... I can see that it wouldn't be a huge deal to them. &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Then that's very sad.  But I agree, kids learn not to speak up in response to a childhood of privation.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Are you speaking from experience or just making up things about my children's lives?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Hon, if you could stop posturing for one second, maybe you can tell me where I mentioned your kids?</p>

Why would you call me Hon?  Anyway...you jumped into the conversation that was about my kids.  I would suggest reading the post you quoted for further details.

 

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:16pm

Very very strange.  How sad for any children who celebrate to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.

I can easily see doing gifts at others houses too, as my kids do too but how would you not want to make memories with just your small family at home? THAT I do not understand. 

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

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">We have had a tree every single year and will this year.  Once my kids got past the age of about nine or ten, they couldn't care less.  Other than helping me get the tree in the stand every year, nobody is interested in decorating it with me.   I usually do all the house decorating all by myself.   I haven't done it this year yet except for the outside, and no one has asked why.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That is sad. While my kids didn't do the entire tree with me, they did help as they like to see the old and new ornaments. Maybe by trying to include the kids, they WOULD find it fun and memory making. </span></strong></p>

Nah, I used to have this romantic idea of sitting around decorating the tree with Christmas music in the background and cookies fresh out of the oven, and the kids ooo-ing and ahh-ing over all the memories and the ornaments and all....I forced them to help decorate when they were little, but they were done after about a half hour and I'd have to go drag them away from someplace so I could get the annual picture of one of them placing the angel on the top of the tree.  After awhile, I just let it go.  Decorating the tree just isn't their thing.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:19pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>&lt;&lt;</strong><strong>So where did they put up these trees?&gt;&gt;</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>You live at your parents house now? I'm sorry, didn't know you lost your home. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif" alt="Cry" title="Cry" border="0" /></strong></p>

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?  

PumpkinAngel

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