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I'm so Happy- we got DS a suprise


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#1 leefamily23  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 2:15 pm

My son (he'll be 15 in a few weeks) has been really great this season. Money was a little tighter-- though he's still gonna have a nice Christmas. The thing is we usually go WAAAAYYYYY over board. Anyhow, we explained to him we were cutting back a lot due to a financial crunch this year. As it was my husband and I are only filling each other's stocking's rather than exchanging gifts to save money. The other day my son told me- he wanted me to take back a few of his gifts so my husband and I could have some money to buy each other some things with. He told me he'd rather we each have 3-4 gifts. Than him have a bunch- and us none. I cried, that was so sweet. Anyhow- I of course didn't do that. We got a considerable check yesterday we've been waiting on for nearly a year. So, while most of it is earmarked for something else- we did splurge and buy him Rockband. He had expressed an interest in it- but didn't press the issue knowing- money was tight. So, he'll be shocked and I'm so excited.

#2 guilliam  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 3:00 pm

That is sooo sweet of your son! It brought tears to my eyes reading it because all I can think of is my spoiled ds17 telling us that he had better get an ipod touch for Christmas! While ds5 just wants a surprise, he'll be happy with anything.

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 3:06 pm

thats so great and whats even better is that it is a family game. you guys can all enjoy it together.

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 4:16 pm

aww thats so sweet. you should be very proud to know you raised a son who's not selfish. a rare thing at that age. lol

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 4:34 pm

awww.. that's sweet of him. It's nice to see kids who appreciate what they receive for Christmas. :)

#6 dmmiller  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 4:51 pm

Thats awesome that your Son asked you to return some of his gifts.
How unselfish. You clearly raised him right and you should definately
be proud. :)

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 4:55 pm

Wow! What a proud mom moment!! That was so great of your son.

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 5:24 pm

You guys get a gold star in my book! You and DH for raising such a considerate young man, and your DS for being so kind and thoughtful! I hope your family has a wonderful holiday!

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Posted Dec 23, 2007 - 5:26 pm

thats great of your son! seeing kids being unselfish at that age is rare... glad to hear they are still around! merry christmas to your family!
:holiday03~*~ Jenni ~*~:holiday03

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 12:42 am

Awww! What a good man you are raising! :) And it is so much more fun to give them something that will totally surprise them.
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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 2:43 am

You got a great kid!!! Hope you all have a great Holiday! :beer:

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 4:58 am

LeeFamily - I am so glad your check finally came. Knowing you have raised a son who is not selfish in this era is the best gift of all!!
"WalMart doesn't really care about your faith. WalMart cares if you have money to spend, and it's going to be as generic as possible in exploiting the holiday season for every buck it can make."

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 5:05 am

very very sweet!

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 5:44 am

aawww...what a sweet child!

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 9:12 am

That is too sweet! I do hope though you have bought a couple small things for yourself and DH. It seems your son might be upset that he got all this...and the extra big gift and you two still got nothing to open.

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 10:36 am

Thats awesome! I bet he will be so happy. I agree with the PP buy one or 2 small thing so he doesnt feel guilty!

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 3:27 pm

You guys should be very proud of that boy. Obviously you raised him well. Merry Christmas :P

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 3:40 pm

So, while most of it is earmarked for something else- we did splurge and buy him Rockband. He had expressed an interest in it- but didn't press the issue knowing- money was tight. So, he'll be shocked and I'm so excited.



He is going to LOVE it! That's what my hubby and I got. :D We opened it on Friday night and we've been having a blast!!!!

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Posted Dec 24, 2007 - 5:58 pm

You know it sounds like you have raised a wonderful young man. Congrats
Harley Rose You will always be in my heart. I love you and Miss you....

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Posted Dec 25, 2007 - 1:33 am

What an AWESOME son you have! YOU are trully blessed! Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

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Posted Dec 25, 2007 - 6:01 pm

aahhh!!!! so sweet

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Posted Dec 25, 2007 - 7:41 pm

:yup: That's good parenting! Pat yourself on the back!




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