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Old 12-29-2010, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigbluelandrover View Post
Part of being human is knowing when you make mistakes. I spoke to each family member last night and each of them were kind, forgiving, and loving. I could not ask for a better family.

May you all have a blessed 2011!. Deuces.
Good for you Big Blue. One of life's lessons that our children must learn is that when we as parents make mistakes we acknowledge those - its a great example to set.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 121804 View Post
When we were in college & in our 20s/single/living in rinky dink apts barely making rent, my parents would always stock up the pantry during the holidays. Paper towels, toilet paper, spag sauce, cereal, toothpaste! You name it. Enough for a family of 8 even though 2 were only living there. Not sure if I ever bought sugar or flour until I was married. And all the items mysteriously disappeared over the holidays & made it into the trunk of a siblings car. My mom said that was her gift to us & it was by far sometimes the best CMas gift. She'd also put coupons in my stocking.
Would never begrudge my parents if they decided to take a trip during the holidays, but their home was & still is one of my favorite places to go. Has nothing to do w/ gifts or getting something. It's just home. And I appreciate my mom & dad being up on holidays no matter how they were feeling. That did indeed leave an impression on me.

What wonderful gifts, and practical! You truly are blessed with such parents.
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