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jamaa81

Hello rc11761 - I just wanted to say what a fabulous idea! I am going to implement this next year within my family; as you said the little ones will still receive gifts from Oma & Pa, but this will certainly relieve stress for the "middlers."

   
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ninigret

my presents are wrapped, halls are decked, 'big meals' are planned. but the fact is my adult children and families arrive midday and late on saturday and they are hungry, always hungry. for the next couple days its a matter of hiding foodstuffs needed for christmas eve and christmas and making a few pots of vindaloo and meatballs and soup which can be zapped by whomever is hungry, whenever they are hungry. and a giant pile of salad ingredients, too.

my husband has gotten cautious about entering the kitchen where a cooking frenzy is happening and asking if there is anything to eat.

pretty much until christmas eve dinner there is never perfect attendance at a meal, all at the same time, anyway. i've learned to go with the flow.

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Maureen Stevens Design

I have been delivering gifts to friends this past week and its also such a great feeling giving back to the people / friends / family I love! Also, to the people who need it most. So special this time of year!

   

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