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You Got What From Blogging?

We had to do a rather quick kitchen floor fix right before Christmas.  Why?  Well, we have had sticky squares of linoleum down on the floor for @6-7 years.  Over those years we have had water spill on it, water leaks, breaking tiles, and other things.  Quite a few of the tiles were badly scratched up, and we happened to have a box of the tile sitting in the basement.  We were having a party, and didn’t want to have anyone say anything so we decided to just quickly get it back in a better looking condition.  After I did this the floor looked a bit strange because various parts of the floor were brand new looking, and looked out of place.  It almost looked like scattered glass tile.

My wife tried telling her nephew that we had gotten some miracle stuff in from blogging, and that it turned a badly worn floor into a new looking floor.  He actually believed it for the first few minutes until she laughed, and then he knew that he had been had.

Ready To Ditch Christmas

We have been discussing more, and more the idea of going to Disney World for Christmas.  Why?  Well, nothing is the same, and nothing will ever be as it was.  For many years we have done a lot of different things to make the holidays special.  This year is our turn to have the “Rotation Christmas Eve” at our house.  Many of the usual people will not be there, or only showing up for a short amount of time.  I realize that Christmas is hectic, but I am realizing that some people just don’t want to stay with the times.

We have another tradition that my parents come over on Christmas Day and watch my daughter open her gifts from Santa.  We do enjoy this, and it would be a shame if it ended because we changed our Christmas plans in the future.

The other problem I have is that I have grown tired of hearing people tell us what they will, or won’t get for my daughter for Christmas.  These same people also call and ask what she would like for Christmas so this gets better.  Christmas is supposed to be about the spirit of giving.  Well, here is a little background on why these things have been said, and why I am so ticked off.  When my daughter gets something that she wants she uses it until she is finished with it.  Usually this is 6-12 months.  After she is done with a toy she will attempt to sell it off at the flea market / yard sales so that she can get a little bit of money to spend on more toys.  This is because she understands we don’t have a lot of cash, and will not buy toys like they are a necessity.  We are trying to teach her the value of a dollar.  If she can’t sell a toy then she donates it.  I guess when someone gets a car, or tv that they aren’t using they should be donating it, or keep it around just because of this brilliant idea.  Don’t sell it to get cash for something else that will get used.  Last year she donated more than she sold in a strange reality.  Well, what would you think if you heard from a few people that they won’t get her toys for Christmas because she will just sell them.  Same principle goes for those people I would take it.  I am not that petty, and I let those people understand that they are not making the 11 year old happy by doing this.  They don’t understand that a child remembers everything during these years.  I am a realist, and I realize that some people have to make someone miserable in their daily habits.  I have never acted like this, and hopefully never will.  Even the clients I have notice how I am around the holidays.  I take care of everyone, and don’t play games.  It may not make the big bucks, but my successful home business has been around for @15 years, and will continue to be there because of how I treat my customers.  They are treated like family.

Have you ever thought of making major changes to your holiday traditions?

What would you do if you had people making ridiculous rules, and comments?  Do you find this a bit childish, and petty?