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Mellow until nighttime, then went south a bit. It wasn't so much the kids melting down, but that I was running on 2 hours sleep and totally lost my patience for over-wound children/referee ability towards the end. Great Christmas overall though Even the inlaws kept their crazy under control, which is very rare on holidays.
Ya, funny what the favorites are...my 5 yo's fave was halloween stick-on nails that DH threw in by accident 'cause my stashes got mixed up. DD 12 was over the moon with her signed trading cards, which made me happy because they were hard to find.
Stockings were a big hit here too! With the kids and my Mom, anyway-DH and I haven't opened ours yet. Hope everyone is having a wonderfull Christmas!
Not stupid at all to feel hurt! You can be grateful for what you have and still be (righteously!!) pissed off that your partner didn't show you some respect on Christmas or your anniversary. I would be livid, and probably just make dinner for myself in your shoes. That sucks.
I can't remember how old I was when I figured it out but I do remember discussing it with friends and deciding that we'd better play along so the presents didn't decrease. DD1 didn't buy it at all until 5 or so, then got into it until 8. Now she loves playing Santa for her 5 yo sister, who still believes.
I'm no help, but OH BOY, can I commiserate! "almost-6" is a challenging age over here too, especially in the defiance department! I don't remember it being this hard last time around...or maybe I just blocked it out.
Aw that's cute. I still have (badly sewn) stockings I made for my gerbils when I was little. We do pet presents here: sock O' catnip, deer ribs for the dog, guinea pig gets the greens from the carrots the girls put out for Santa's raindeer.
I think the titles just reflect the original magazine name. I hope you join us anyway, I'm always happy to see Dads here! My husband isn't much of a message board guy but he'd like to connect with other Dads, esp. those who have been through all the stages as you have. Stick around and play.
Same issue here, except the ad is tripled and covers all but the first post. Always the McRib ad.
Just the fact that you put that much thought into it makes me sure you're not going to ruin her education! No public or private school teacher could possibly care more or know her better than you. What state are you in? We're in NC, and the testing isn't nearly the big deal I thought it would be. We can choose any nationally standardized one and no one sees the results, nor do they have to "pass". We use Seton, too, and spead it out over a few weeks. We delay most formal...
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