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        12-18-2012, 12:48 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I don't mind Christmas to a degree.
    I love it when I watch my girls faces when they're open thier presents, and I love it when thier dad spends time playing with them on christmas day. It makes it all worth it.
    As far as shopping and getting prepared....I can throw it all out the window. The crowded malls, the line-ups, I find this is the time when the homeless suddenly come out of the woodworks and want money. Then its grating I get after Christmas is over that I had spend to much on presents.
    No wonder why I roll my eyes when December rolls around.
         
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        12-18-2012, 01:50 PM
      #12
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    I still like Christmas. Even when this year we are also dealing with having to replace large portions of our basement due to having a water heater leak and flood the carpet, and some walls. That happened 10 days ago and there are so many steps to recovery, and we are all stuck to living upstairs, on top of each other. But, I have a little tree and have some gifts wrapped and it looks pretty cool.
    AND, my kids are ALIVE, and that says a lot , considering . . . .
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        12-18-2012, 02:44 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    i still like Christmas. Even when this year we are also dealing with having to replace large portions of our basement due to having a water heater leak and flood the carpet, and some walls. That happened 10 days ago and there are so many steps to recovery, and we are all stuck to living upstairs, on top of each other. But, I have a little tree and have some gifts wrapped and it looks pretty cool.
    AND, my kids are ALIVE, and that says a lot , considering . . . .

    Yes....our kids being alive. I'm very thankful for that.
         
        12-18-2012, 03:11 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I'm with you.
    I really hate Christmas.
    The whole family gathers- which means everyone fights with everyone. It's a special time, which means I can't just relax over the holidays- I need to do things! Go to dinner etc etc(antisocial? Who, me?)
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    Presents are the worst. Honestly I much rather buy things myself because that way I know I'm getting what I need. Buying presents for others.. again. There's always the constant worry that their present is better than yours, then you feel guilty etc.
    I quote Sheldon "you haven't given me a gift. You've given me an obligation."

    Bah, humbug.
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        12-20-2012, 11:27 PM
      #15
    Banned
    Until Christmas morning, I HATE Christmas. There's just so much pressure and stress. And once Christmas is done I am left wondering if I have enough money for my bills until mid Jan.

    Christmas is also stressful for my foster kids. I've been fostering about 6 years now and every Christmas break there are differing levels of meltdowns from almost all the kids. They all find it hard to not be with family, or to think through the reasons why they are not with them.

    And then my own guilt, Brad and I firmly believe in giving the kids a good Christmas, so poor Brad will be getting about 5 crappy Walmart shirts, I spent a total of $100 on him. He knows so at least I won't see a disappointed face when he opens his gifts.

    Bring on mid Jan. Then things improve again.
         
        12-20-2012, 11:31 PM
      #16
    Banned
    Great! Now I feel normal......but you guys are whacked! LOL

    Just kidding!

    AlexS, yes Christmas morning is when the relief somewhat sets in because it's all about the kids......and hopefully they're pleased! (or else it's a lump of coal and all those nice toys are going to the Sallies!)
         
        12-21-2012, 12:05 AM
      #17
    Banned
    I think it's just because of the pressure we put on ourselves. Brad loves Christmas but then all he has to do is two days of shopping then show up Xmas day. He listens to Christmas music from Thanksgiving onwards and watched every stinking Christmas movie on TV.

    But I think I might enjoy Christmas as much as he does, if I had his life instead of mine.
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        12-21-2012, 12:30 AM
      #18
    Trained
    Geez, I just threw a super riggin fit about Christmas today...

    I have got to the point where I dread it rather than enjoy it. It seems like a big tug of war when it comes to who we spend the holiday with. Since we just moved back west I told everyone we were not traveling, if someone wanted to see us, this is our address...unfortunately I got taken up on the offer...LOL!

    I still have not shopped or put up a tree and decorations, not even sure where my decorations are at!

    Bah Humbug! ;)
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        12-21-2012, 12:35 AM
      #19
    Banned
    My tree is a mini paper mache thing you get from those Christmas stores that pop up in the mall.

    Screw it, I have 3 cats and one dog that refuses to mature, even though he's over 2 now.
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        12-21-2012, 12:36 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    I strongly dislike Christmas because I have no family to enjoy it with. I have spent many Christmas's alone. So its a very depressing time for me. At least I have my amazing animals though :)
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