Which would YOU do FIRST if YOUR husb...

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Thu, 10-16-2003 - 10:17pm

Which would YOU do FIRST if YOUR husband were coming home after a year?



  • Take the kids to Disney. . .just YOUR family
  • Meet family at Disney with your kids
  • Go on the honeymoon you never had
  • Stay home. . .just the family
  • Stay home. . .and let the family come see him
  • Go to his home state


You will not be able to change your vote.


Virgo
 

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Thu, 10-16-2003 - 10:20pm

We still have no idea when dh is coming home, but he's told me he wants to take me on the Alaskan Cruise (honeymoon we've never had) when he returns.

Virgo
 
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Thu, 10-16-2003 - 11:12pm
Well, what I would do FIRST wasn't an option on your list. ;)

ANYHOO - I voted to stay at home, just the family. Mainly b/c since he's been away for a year, I would figure he'd want to be HOME rather than on a vacation elsewhere. And also I'd selfishly want him to myself and our kids for a little bit. Extended family (including parents and siblings) can wait a few days IMO. And the extended honeymoon and Disneyland can wait a bit too.

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Thu, 10-16-2003 - 11:39pm

Ah, but I can do that in conjunction with ANY of those options. . .and trust me. . .I plan on it ;)


Virgo
 
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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 12:09am

The reality of our situation is that his parents will probably come up pretty quickly as it seems as though he'll be awarded a medal when he gets home . . . and he wants his dad (who was in Vietnam and did 26 years in the Air Force) and mom (who also did 26 of her own years in the Air Force) to see him get it. . . .then we'll go do something.

Virgo
 
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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 12:11am
I'd play some trememdous prank on him like hiring some strangers to answer the door and make him think we moved. I am always pulling pranks on my husband. Keeps the romance alive.
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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 5:43am

Why do you feel guilty??

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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 5:46am
LOL...that reminds me of a story from when my dad came home from Vietnam.

Mom and I were living with my grandparents while he was gone. The day he was coming home we were supposed to meet him at the airport, but he got an earlier flight and decided to take a taxi home to surprise us several hours early.

When he got to the house, my grandmother opened the door and when she saw it was him, slammed the door in his face...because she thought it would be romantic if my mom answered the door for him! Daddy says he stood there for a minute wondering what in the world he could have done to make her not want to let him in.

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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 5:51am
I agree with Sue...Virgo, go for the cruise!! There's plenty of other time for the rest of the family, and what are the chances of you ever having another homecoming/master's graduation combo? Sounds like the perfect excuse for an Alaskan cruise to me! ;-)

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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 10:05am
I wouldn't do much for awhile as a change of this magnitude - having someone move back into daily life after a year's absense - is genearlly stressfull. I'd expect that to effectively ruin any kind of trip. I'd wait at least a couple months, if that were an option.

I wouldn't choose the honeymoon I never had if it would mean my family couldn't have the Disney vacation we'd never had - especially if one kid was already a teen. The time to enjoy vacations with that kid could realistically be running out. If Disney were already a BTDT or if the honeymoon wouldn't mean delaying the Disney vacation for years, I'd do the honeymoon.

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Fri, 10-17-2003 - 10:10am
Where's the "have unending, wild sex" option???

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