I know it is September, but I would like to (quietly?) plan our turkey-day and xmas coups this year.
What are your plans? What would you like to do with extended family? (or not do)
I have my kids for turkey day this year, but we are not going anywhere on that day. I need to have my own traditions, darnit. But I'm OK with going to a family gig that weekend, as long as it is on a different day.
I don't have my kids Xmas eve/morning, but I get them for a few hours in the evening. We will be staying at home, opening presents in front of the fireplace. I bought an 8' tree to put upstairs. Jason and I made a deal: I bought a real tree (from here), and Jason will decorate it. As long as he uses no tinsel. (and I may do the lights, since he just kind of throws them on there - sorry, sweetie, but you do!) We can't have any breakable ornaments, because Thomas likes to climb the side of the tree and knock things down. Broke all but 2 ornaments his first year with us (little punk). Oh, and I may do this to a small tree downstairs. Awesome!
I'm OK doing an extended family party thing, as long as we plan it to occur earlier in the month. And I totally think we should set rules, if we do.
Oh, and I have my kids on New Years. Any interest in doing a New Years party?