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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 08:44 PM

Alan, your a breathe of fresh air.


That's CAT's littler box. We all take a day off from it on Christmas. Sorry, we will get to it ASAP tomorrow.
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Posted December 25, 2014 - 09:08 PM

 She needed to go to the bathroom and we hurried up and hid everything. She finally fell asleep again at 11:30 and we set everything up again. She woke up a couple times through the night anxiously awaiting opening presents. I think it might be the last year for us.

 

George, how in the world can you hide everything from a 9 year old so fast lol, yeah, I think this may be my 9 year old sons last year also because he is catching on and my MIL may have spilled the beans at lunch time!


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 07:51 AM

I think I was 11 when I started noticing there weren't. any sleigh tracks in the snow. That finished for me!

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Hands over ears ( La La La La La)

 

There is too a Santa!


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:24 AM

My oldest daughter keeps it going for the youngest. Either that, or the two yahoos are in cahoots and milking us for all its worth.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:43 AM

I don't remember how old my oldest daughter was when she came home from school and asked if Santa actually existed.  She heard kids on the bus and in school talking so she figured she would ask.  I looked her straight on and said, yes, Santa does exist.  I went on to tell her that as far as the fat man in the red suit was concerned, that was just a symbol that has come to be known as Santa.  Something tangible that let's you see the giving spirit that lives in everyone.  I told her that every time you give a gift, you're Santa and that Santa was more the desire of the heart to do something good for or give a gift to someone you love which all evolved from the greatest gift ever given, the birth of the Christ Child or the gift of salvation.  She was satisfied with that.

 

As far as humbug is concerned, I have to agree that the holiday has become stressful and commercialized.  Shame on mankind for letting this happen.  I'm as guilty as anyone for letting all of this get under my skin.  I have to conclude before I get in trouble so I'll just say this.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!


Edited by David Brown, December 26, 2014 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:24 AM

I often tell my wife I don't understand the whole exchanging of presents. Everyone ends up spending equal amounts. Why not have less stress by not buying anything and just enjoying the time you get to spend with your loved ones and celebrate the reason for the season.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:50 AM

I'm glad it's over. I told my wife next there is a limit on what people are buying for the kids. The bed of my truck was full.

The boy is 5 months old and he got 20 or 30 presents from great aunt great grandmother and 2 grandmothers.

He played with the paper. We could of used diapers and clothes for him since he is growing faster than we can buy clothes.

We bought him 2 presents, and clothes.

5 year old got 2 bigger presents(frozen chair and table for her to do her home work and a set of baby dolls) and clothes.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:54 AM

As long as folks continue. To feel guilty and compensate for bad parenting, nothing will change.
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Posted December 26, 2014 - 12:01 PM

I think I was 11 when I started noticing there weren't. any sleigh tracks in the snow. That finished for me!


Don't you know anything... the sleigh doesn't land on the lawn, he sets it down right on the roof! Time to start believing again.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 01:04 PM

 I told my wife next there is a limit on what people are buying for the kids. The bed of my truck was full.
 

 

Didn't someone here suggest a longbox? Hmmmm?

 

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM

I often tell my wife I don't understand the whole exchanging of presents. Everyone ends up spending equal amounts. Why not have less stress by not buying anything and just enjoying the time you get to spend with your loved ones and celebrate the reason for the season.

 

Wife and I have not bought each other presents in years.  If we want something throughout the year we usually just go and get it.  Our attention is focused on our daughter and giving her a good Christmas.  She knows the real reason for the holiday but we do give her a few more presents than she needs to open.



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 06:26 PM

I told my mother in law about having the roof shingles repaired after a windstorm . She talked about her roof missing some shingles > We ate some ham at the table and discussed neighborhood grumps .


Then the guys all fell asleep and the gals took over . Great day.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:35 PM

I don't remember how old my oldest daughter was when she came home from school and asked if Santa actually existed.  She heard kids on the bus and in school talking so she figured she would ask.  I looked her straight on and said, yes, Santa does exist.  I went on to tell her that as far as the fat man in the red suit was concerned, that was just a symbol that has come to be known as Santa.  Something tangible that let's you see the giving spirit that lives in everyone.  I told her that every time you give a gift, you're Santa and that Santa was more the desire of the heart to do something good for or give a gift to someone you love which all evolved from the greatest gift ever given, the birth of the Christ Child or the gift of salvation.  She was satisfied with that.

 

 

 

:ditto:  Yeah that's what I was trying to say!!



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Posted December 27, 2014 - 10:47 PM

 i saw pics of my very young grand children absolutely ecstatic.  My son made the 1500 mile trek to BC and the kids were playing in the empty box we had filled with baking and homemade canned goods...  






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