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Black Friday LOL so much to really learn

Friday, November 23, 2012

So, here it is black Friday. We let our children go online and buy one item each. Grandpa came over for dinner along with our cousins and uncle. He gave each grandchild a little money. So, today they wanted us to take them out to buy a game or toy or whatever with it. Ugh! Not me I can't deal with crowds. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? My favorite is Thank God it is over Thursday!

Well, as I mentioned the kids wanted to buy something so we let them look online. Both found something they desired. Yeah, we never had to leave the house.

We just spent family time together again today except it was just the four of us instead of 12 of us.

Sylvia, my 7yo daughter developed a headache (this happen because she could only choose to Monster High outfits for her dolls instead of all of them), did I mention she is 7? Well, I thought she needed a nap and I was right. After her struggling to fall asleep as I rubbed her head she finally passed out. Phew! She sleep for about 40 minutes or so. I choose to spark at this point and came over a great blog from one of my spark friends, mother nature ,title "My morning cup of Solitude". It got me thinking. It was a story of Christmas and what it symbolizes. Our responsibility as adults to our children.

I will read the story to my children and already copied and paste in an email to my friends.

Remember the stress headache my 7yo daughter had over material stuff? Well, to bad I did not read this story beforehand.

We love our children because of that we want to buy them everything. We forget that material things is not the same as taking the time to teach, read, play and listen to them...they will know we LOVE them if we take care of them. Material stuff not needed, (but fun so don't misunderstand me...we will be buying them Christmas gifts too.) And one day they will realize our love for them and how much they love us, more than the material we bought them. They will always have the memories. The memories of family time, things we taught them, how we listened to them and played, laughed and even cried with them.

Have a lovely Holiday season my spark buddies!
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  • WISHICOULDFLY
    You are a wise woman. Your kids are lucky!
    2145 days ago
  • DDESERTDDAWN
    Hey Anne,
    That is a great blog and super reminder. Thanks for sharing your family time and lessons!

    Take care and yes, let's try to be a bit more calm and enjoy a bit more of this holiday time.

    cheers,
    dDawn emoticon
    2148 days ago
  • KAILYNSTAR
    Already there with the material things. We don't have the computer game consoles, cell phones and such. Two reasons. They don't need them and we can't afford it.

    What they do get is hugs, kisses, fun, love, television time, game time, conversations at the table. Of course there is so much more that I won't post them all. Just saying, even though we can't afford things, doesn't mean they get nothing. Their possessions may rust, break, wear out or not be bothered with after a time, just from boredom.

    Their Mom and Dad...here today, taking the time to love them.

    As for Black Friday...it doesn't happen here.

    Have a great week Anne.

    Hugs.
    2150 days ago
  • SNOOKUMS19
    I definitely stay away from the crazy stores on Friday. I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving holiday with family! Let the Christmas season begin!
    2151 days ago
  • DIANER2014
    Great blog! Happy Holidays to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2154 days ago
  • BOBINVA
    Hope you have a great holiday seasons as well. Great post on what is truly important.
    2154 days ago
  • ROEBUNCH
    I am with you on the shopping!! But i don't enjoy shopping on a normal day...

    Good to get perspective on the Holidays before they are in full swing. Enjoy your kids!! It was so strange having Thanksgiving without any of my children. Affected me more than I thought it would emoticon

    Happy Holidays emoticon emoticon
    2154 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    happy holidays to you also
    2154 days ago
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