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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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:26pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">santaababy1967</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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..&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Very very strange.  How sad for any children who celebrate to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.</p>

Who is missing out on Christmas morning?  Is this your kids?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:26pm

Its a family tradition, we decorate trees together as a family, including grandparents.

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

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

Nope, we are not. 

We do a lot of things together, do you find that odd or something?

No and I never said so.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:27pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><span style="background-color:#f6f6f6">Now can you answer, why you made up such comments?</span></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Made up what? That kids don't want to disappoint their parents? They don't. Didn't you not want to as a kid?</strong></p><div><span style="background-color:#f6f6f6"><br /></span></div>

No...where you said that they obviously sensed that I didn't want to do it.  Why would you make up such a lie?

 <<<<Kids don't want to disappoint their parents. They obviously sensed you did not want to do it.<>

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:28pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">People do different things.  We have friends whose tradition it is to go skiing over Christmas.  They decorate the outside of the house, but don't bother with a tree.  They take their stockings with them and open them at the hotel/resort.  We have other friends who go to the grandparents in Florida every year.  The kids (15,12, 8) now fly down there unaccompanied as soon as school is out and stay two weeks; the parents only go down for four or five days right around Christmas. I think they do have a tree in their basement, which is where the Mom operates her in-home daycare.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So? That is not what PKA said. They don't go away, they go over to the grandparents home, where they decorate the tree they spend Christmas with. Again, I didn't know I was supposed to decorate and consider the tree I spend Christmas day with OUR tree.</span></strong></p>

The point is, people do different things.  You are not "supposed" to do anything you don't want to do, and PKA is not "supposed" to do anything her family doesn't want to do.  It's really OK if people's custom's vary.  Nobody is going to explode.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:28pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Very very strange.  How sad for any children who celebrate to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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. </span></strong></p>

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.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:30pm

You are wrong again, it's not because we have Christmas dinner with them... we spend Christmas with them, from morning until night.

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

The entire extended family gathers on Christmas monring and spends the day together.  We have our own traditions but my parents are family.

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?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:30pm

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&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;I think you're right.  It's so sad.  I can't even imagine....&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:small"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span&amp;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. &amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"&gt;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?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That punctuation is improper.  It's <em>Dickensian</em>.  </p>

Thank you, that sounds much more appropriate for the story that Santababy is telling today.  


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:30pm
Oh dear, I go work for two hours, and come back to "WAAAAAAA, what about the MEMORIES? Those poor, poor, derpived lillte chillun." Ack!
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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:31pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Very very strange.  How sad for any children who celebrate to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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. </span></strong></p>

You are assuming that there aren't memories and I'm again not surprised that you don't understand differences in the world.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:31pm

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.

I want my kids to have traditions and memories with JUST US too. It seems others don't. 

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