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 - 2:32pm

bordwithyou 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;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.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;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. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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.</p>

I think that's wise.  No need to force them if you enjoy decorating it yourself.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:32pm

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>

Of course it isn't exactly the same. But it's pretty similar. This year was signficantly different as The Boyfriend helped - it was pretty fun.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:32pm

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;Well, now you are just making up stuff.  Why would you make up such a lie about my kids?&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;So please explain then.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;These comments that you said (and I quoted) are not true  &amp;lt;&amp;lt;&lt;span style="background-color:#f6f6f6"&gt;Kids don't want to disappoint their parents. They obviously sensed you did not want to do it.&amp;lt;&amp;gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="background-color:#f6f6f6"&gt;Now can you answer, why you made up such comments?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="background-color:#f6f6f6"&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>That's 100% true.  Or are you saying you know of kids who want to disappoint their parents?  Are you speaking of your kids?</p>

I wasn't speaking about my kids, santababy was going after my kids and making things up.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:33pm

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

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. 

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:34pm

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;pumpkinangel&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;I think you're right.  It's so sad.  I can't even imagine....&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;span style="font-size:small"&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;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;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;/span&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;&amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"&amp;amp;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?&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;span style="font-size:9pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;I was going to ask the very same thing of you.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What am I making up?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Everything.</p>

That's quite a claim you are making, any proof or are you just making up things again?

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:35pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">santaababy1967</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&amp;lt;&amp;lt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;strong&gt;So where did they put up these trees?&amp;gt;&amp;gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;You live at your parents house now? I'm sorry, didn't know you lost your home. &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif" alt="Cry" title="Cry" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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?  </p>

Again, you're having a real problem with grammar and punctuation.  You wrote this: <<Grandparents, where you know....we will spending Christmas.>>

Because of course you know, none of us would know, you know, where you were spending Christmas.  Nor care.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:37pm

santaababy1967 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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?</span></strong></p>

It's not a big deal to me - no need to remember the exact years. No, we don't take a picture every year.  Yes, we have a tree this year. Yes, we had one last year.  No, I don't remember what years and exactly how many years, but some years we didn't put up a tree.      There are lots more important things to do with my family than put up a tree - one year we were in the process of packing for a move, another year we were going to be gone most of the break, another year dh's father had just died ... but, again, I dont' remember specifics because it's not a priority in my life.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:37pm

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>

S-Baby seems to care.  Deeply.

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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:37pm

<<And again, I DID say that we have Christmas dinner at someone else's home every year. I don't live there, hence, I don't decorate THEIR tree or consider that OUR tree.>>

I guess we look at family differently that you do, we have always helped decorate trees as a family, whomever was in town, it is always quite fun.  

<<Why would you make up a lie about me having lost my home?  

Where did I lie? I didn't know that was your new home. Is it not?>>

When you said that I lost my home, why would you lie? 


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Tue, 12-17-2013 - 2:38pm

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>

Whaaaaa?   That doesn't even logically follow ...

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