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Username Post: Love/Hate relationship with Holidays        (Topic#323518)
Curly Laura 
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11-15-12 01:08 PM - Post#4026004    

I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the decorations, the music, the gifts, the time off, see family, etc.

But I hate the decorations, the music, the gifts and dealing with dh's family.

Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with holidays?

Beth Ann 
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11-15-12 01:26 PM - Post#4026012    
    In response to Curly Laura

I mirror your opinion.

carpe scrapum 
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11-15-12 01:33 PM - Post#4026016    
    In response to Beth Ann

The only thing I hate about the holidays is the stress my SIL puts on me.

3 Little Ladies 
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11-15-12 01:55 PM - Post#4026042    
    In response to carpe scrapum

I love the decorations (hate taking them down), love the music (for a limited time), love the gifts (hate seeing the money leave my bank account), love having the girls home (again for a limited time, lol), and love being with the whole family (for one day.)

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11-15-12 05:38 PM - Post#4026082    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

I am exactly the same . The decor I am fine with, I can do as much or as little as I feel like.

Music can get old if I am listening the the radio, because they do too much of the same, but my cds I could listen to forever.

Gifts - that is a HARD one for me. I don't like "THOUGHTLESS" gifts. Ugh - don't give me something I wouldn't like - such as smelly lotion or smelly candles - Can't stand that - I am so sensitive to smells, so if ya knew anything about me, you wouldn't buy me that crap.
And I hate that I don't have money to get other people gifts, I would love to shower my nieces and nephews my siblings, my parents - but I can't.

I hate that dh's family is both his mom, and then his dad and step-mom - so I have to divide holidays 3 ways instead of just 2. Everyone wants our time. and I would rather spend time with MY family - cuz his are mostly delinquents.

and lastly Thomas makes holidays more complicated than they should be with his meltdowns over things that aren't in his routine - that is hard on all of us, but especially on him.

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11-15-12 05:49 PM - Post#4026084    
    In response to MindySue

Note to self: no candles or lotions for Mindy

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11-15-12 06:50 PM - Post#4026092    
    In response to kaleidoscope

My fil makes me stressed. I think I'll take a book to read quietly in the corner this year. I gave a sister a candle one time for her bday. Had no idea she didn't like them bc they bothered her head. She never told me.

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11-16-12 03:10 AM - Post#4026108    
    In response to rottiefan

I hate the weather and the added stress of preparing for visitors, and the cooking.

I hate the ill-feeling that goes with sending cards which are not reciprocated, and gifts that are not acknowledged.

I hate that DH suggested that we host Christmas for 11 people, sleeping 2 for several nights (we only have 1 spare room), only because of his sister's new job. We invited everyone for her sake, then she and her family declined. Everyone else accepted, meaning I STILL have to host and do all the catering for 6. She didn't even have the grace to decline to us - she told us she would think about it, and then weeks later DH's parents told us she wasn't coming. Grr.

I love the decorations, the music (for a limited time!), the church and all the singing, the food, the atmosphere, having people together (for a limited time!)

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