Nostalgic?

Visitor (not verified)
anonymous user
Registered: 12-31-1969
Nostalgic?
29
Tue, 08-07-2012 - 7:22am
Hi, I was hoping that I could get some tips on how you all handle bouts of nostalgia - those moments when it seems like the best of our family life is in the past when the kids were little and constantly around.
Thankyou
Iggyx

Pages

Avatar for deenow17
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-12-2004
In reply to: deenow17
Wed, 09-26-2012 - 10:01pm
For us, Thanksgiving isn't so much about sharing as it is about the kids working. The last 2 yrs, DS1 has been in BC & not coming home. Then DS2 & DD have been working. DS1 won't be home this year either & while DS2 isn't working, his fiancee is & so is DD. We may have a midweek Thanksgiving meal for DS2 & his fiancee as she says he wants his turkey. Last Easter he was at his future inlaws & she cooked pretty cooked chicken wings, chicken pot pie & something else. He was horrified. He likes his "special" holiday meals. lol

We have done the sharing thing for Xmas with DD & DS2 the last 2 yrs. DS1 has always done Xmas with us regardless of his relationship. However, this current one must be very serious as when I suggested coming home for Xmas as his Xmas present, he said no because he couldn't afford to pay for his partner to come too.

Dee
Avatar for sabrtooth
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-1999
In reply to: sabrtooth
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 1:01am
I enjoy a LOT of things. Cooking, gardening, crafting, jewelry making, home decorating, daycaring my 8mo granddaughter, hanging out with my gf's, my kids, and my DH. And oh yeah, I work 1-2 days /week. I'm a Dental Hygienist. I was happily "recession retired", and busy with the baby, but I've kept my toe in because I didn't want to lose all my skills JUST yet, and I needed to feel like *I* had money, too. The other G-ma was happy to take Bree one day a week, so I still temp here and there.
As for grown kids and the holidays, I am lucky that mine no longer need to work on holidays, and that they AND their SO's enjoy spending time with us, so they always do both.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 7:07am

 We have never had the issue of our kids working on Thanksgiving but in college DD3 worked retail at a mall so that of course meant working black Friday.  Which depending on the shift she got meant some years having to leave early to go home and sleep.

Pages