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Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?

 
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12/25/2012 02:21 AM
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I've done the best I could bu still I could not come up with the money for gifts. So they are not getting the play set / fort they wanted again this year.

We are all alive & healthy, but that's hard to explain to a five & a seven year old.

Anyone else?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


(I'm a lurker.) I don't have gifts for my kids. I probably could have taken some money and bought a few things, but I'm finally irritated enough that Christmas is so commercialized that I decided not to buy anything. I don't want to buy shit for my kids just because society dictates that I must do so. I'd rather buy them things when they need it and when I can afford it.

So this year, I cheerfully told them I'm not buying Christmas gifts but I explained that we would have fun making food and playing games.

My kids are a little older than yours, but I've had to explain the facts of life to various kids at younger ages from time to time, and I learned that kids are smarter than we think and more resilient than we realize. Also, it's all about your attitude towards the "problem."

One of my older daughters said to me once, "You made poor seem like so much fun." (We were always out of money and food when I was going to school but stupidly procreating at the same time.)

So make this "fun" for them.
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This sounds just fine. I think its very good you explained it to them and they understood. Its great of you to keep up the Christmas spirit and still make it a special day.

Merry Christmas to you!
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Merry Christmas to you, too, and to everyone else at GLP!
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12/25/2012 02:39 AM
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Here's an idea OP. Cancel the internet subscription and sell the computer.

By the way, this thread is BS.
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12/25/2012 02:41 AM
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Wonder if the op drinks and smokes?
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Good question

I don't smoke but I do drink about one or two bottles of whisky per year.

Bear & wine make me instantly sick so I don't touch that stuff.
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Wonder if the op drinks and smokes?
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ding ding ding we have a winner.
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12/25/2012 03:12 AM
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
Ok I let this go on long enough. I kept this going because I saw so much good come from so many people here.

I did not mean that I had no presents, but I had no big presents like the ones on their wish lists.

I use to make really good money but now I don't. We became parents when my in-laws both died and their adopted son came to live with us. We bought a bigger house in a safer neighborhood. Five years later CPS called us & our family grew to five. I want to build them a cool fort because I can't afford one of the $1,000 ones. I however can build about anything from anything.

I work part time for minimum wage so I can get them on the bus and meet them at home again. When I tell a perspective employer that I can start tomorrow but I can't be in till 9, and have to leave by 3:30. They tell me they can't use me. These boys mean the world to us & we are just trying to save as much of there childhood as we can.

Yes we have nerff guns, puzzles, and games under the tree, but no bicycles, scooters, footballs, or a fort. We will read from the bible, open presents, make home made cookies, and drink hot coacoa tomorrow followed by a nice dinner.

Look, I'm not trying to get them cars, or jet ski's but this economy has tanked. The work force is flooded. Almost everyone has a college degree.

I figured there were many of you out there that feel the pinch & are saddened by not being able to give your kids at least one thing the asked for.

Btw I have not emailed or PM'ed anyone about this. I don't pay for cable, I only have a 15" tv since my five year old did a flip into it when he first moved in with us. I don't smoke and I only occationaly drink from a bottle or two I keep at the house. We don't eat out, and we never go to bars.

Hey, like the rest of you I eat a lot of ramen noodles & I save the flavor packet to have broth latter. I can stretch a dollar.


God bless you all, even the mean judgmental spiteful ones.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Every One.
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12/25/2012 03:14 AM
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Have you thought about selling your computer? Can't give your kids Christmas but you can search for pitty on GLP.
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^^
This.

Searching for pity and a kind heart to offer to wire him money or send an expensive fort to his house--that he can sell for half the cost to pay down his Christmas credit cards.
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12/25/2012 03:27 AM
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Have you thought about selling your computer? Can't give your kids Christmas but you can search for pitty on GLP.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29808532


^^
This.

Searching for pity and a kind heart to offer to wire him money or send an expensive fort to his house--that he can sell for half the cost to pay down his Christmas credit cards.
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Sorry I have no computer. Only a first gen I-pad that is wi-fi only. Thank goodness for free wi-fi.

Again I do have presents under the tree. Many others do not & I can understand their situation.
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12/25/2012 03:36 AM

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Little kids know things are rough. They really do.
Keep them away from family or friends trees that may have a ton of gifts.
It will be ok.
Give them lots of love
SPEAK UP. SILENCE IS DEADLY!

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour.

flatearth
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12/25/2012 03:52 AM
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
Ok I let this go on long enough. I kept this going because I saw so much good come from so many people here.

I did not mean that I had no presents, but I had no big presents like the ones on their wish lists.

I use to make really good money but now I don't. We became parents when my in-laws both died and their adopted son came to live with us. We bought a bigger house in a safer neighborhood. Five years later CPS called us & our family grew to five. I want to build them a cool fort because I can't afford one of the $1,000 ones. I however can build about anything from anything.

I work part time for minimum wage so I can get them on the bus and meet them at home again. When I tell a perspective employer that I can start tomorrow but I can't be in till 9, and have to leave by 3:30. They tell me they can't use me. These boys mean the world to us & we are just trying to save as much of there childhood as we can.

Yes we have nerff guns, puzzles, and games under the tree, but no bicycles, scooters, footballs, or a fort. We will read from the bible, open presents, make home made cookies, and drink hot coacoa tomorrow followed by a nice dinner.

Look, I'm not trying to get them cars, or jet ski's but this economy has tanked. The work force is flooded. Almost everyone has a college degree.

I figured there were many of you out there that feel the pinch & are saddened by not being able to give your kids at least one thing the asked for.

Btw I have not emailed or PM'ed anyone about this. I don't pay for cable, I only have a 15" tv since my five year old did a flip into it when he first moved in with us. I don't smoke and I only occationaly drink from a bottle or two I keep at the house. We don't eat out, and we never go to bars.

Hey, like the rest of you I eat a lot of ramen noodles & I save the flavor packet to have broth latter. I can stretch a dollar.


God bless you all, even the mean judgmental spiteful ones.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Every One.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


My suggestion is, be honest with the kids.
Less reading in the bible, more explaining the story of christmas and economy. They will understand.

The message is always love.
The new playstation is just because we are all so happy if our kids are :D

Merry christmas.
It doesnt need any religion to celebrate love festivities.
Put the bible away, god is elsewhere ^^
My rights trump your fucked thinking. - Trinity
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12/25/2012 04:02 AM
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lol there is nothing more pathetic than watching SO many of you parrot the "communism" bullshit.

I have news for you people - your train was derailed by the big banks and their political cronies, who had NO problem having you poor SOB's bail their ass out, but when it comes to your neighbour or friends?? It's COMMUNISM! All you can do is turn on each other in blind ignorance, while your banker and corporate masters laugh all the way to the bank at your expense.

If you're honestly that willfully blind and stupid, you all deserve what's coming.

Merry Christmas!
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12/25/2012 04:03 AM
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I have no sympathy for you.Your kids deserve better than what you offer.
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12/25/2012 04:11 AM
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
I've done the best I could bu still I could not come up with the money for gifts. So they are not getting the play set / fort they wanted again this year.

We are all alive & healthy, but that's hard to explain to a five & a seven year old.

Anyone else?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


They have your love and they have life those are the best two gift's you can possible have!

You can show them that giving another person love is far more valuable than life itself
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12/25/2012 04:12 AM
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Part of being a good parent is explaining the realities of life. Christmas should be about Christ. Maybe you should be more involved with a local church.
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everybody tells you that. I'm a Christian but local churches are ... FAIL
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12/25/2012 04:13 AM
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Oh and my suggestion for what to do with your kids today,

get down to the soup kitchens and show them people who have no home
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12/25/2012 04:13 AM
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I have no sympathy for you.Your kids deserve better than what you offer.
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so cool being hard ass mean isn't it? Hope you don't get over that the hard way.
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12/25/2012 04:16 AM
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Yes I have always before given 4 to five hundred to my darter her husband and the grand kids. cant do it this year and don,t know how to enplane to them.
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Perhaps instead of posting on an internet message board, you should be studying an English grammar website.
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You would be amazed how much fun kids have with a fort made from a refrigerator shipping box.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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12/25/2012 04:59 AM
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Consumerism is fucked up
You should be glad you don't have the money
It will make your kids less materialistic and void
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
I've done the best I could bu still I could not come up with the money for gifts. So they are not getting the play set / fort they wanted again this year.

We are all alive & healthy, but that's hard to explain to a five & a seven year old.

Anyone else?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


Great occasion to get back to basics..give them love..and teach them love..that love is the gift..not things

The amoun t of money you give or get..or prezzies you give or get cant and shouldnt represent how much you love someone..like I said in the other thread

Love is so precious..it cant be translated into things..its a gift itself..just put a big pink bow around your head..do a little dance..and say..hey I am your gift this year..this is my gift for you..the love I will always feel for you..no shop can ever sell this..and no one else will have this exact same present as you..because its for you and just for you

and give them a big hug and a kiss..

hf
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12/25/2012 05:33 AM
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Don't blame the puppet in the white house, blame the system he came up in.

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12/25/2012 05:34 AM
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
I've done the best I could bu still I could not come up with the money for gifts. So they are not getting the play set / fort they wanted again this year.

We are all alive & healthy, but that's hard to explain to a five & a seven year old.

Anyone else?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14577918


Thinking of my child hood, some of the things I enjoyed the most were big brown boxes (like washing machine size).

I made this into my own fort, or base, went inside it, it was a spaceship, a den etc etc

When you are a kid your imagination is limitless, toys are quite limited and soon get boring. But a box, it can be anything.

Nothing was stopping you making a fort out of some paper mache too.
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Re: Who else has no presents for their kids tomorrow?
I am in danger of losing my house and received a letter giving me till the end of the month ,for being £700 behind in the mortgage ,my son wasn't very happy when i had too say i couldn't afford presents for him and his siblings yesterday ,all my money goes in bill paying ,i work hard ,i have next to nothing to show for it i tried and tried but the end of the month leaves pittance ,i will try for the sales in january on my payday on the 23rd ,and hope i can raise the mortgage money before its too late . so yeh im in the same boat .5a
When the seventh seal is opened, I will deliver terrible punishments upon the earth because of disobedience. This punishment will be so severe that it will decimate huge populations ....eekerstard also
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12/25/2012 06:02 AM
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nothing? seriously?? omg!
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12/25/2012 06:05 AM

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nothing, narda ,zilch , imagine how i feel im a loser who cant even get his kids xmas presents ,i have just been paid and my cash went in trying to pay bills 5a
When the seventh seal is opened, I will deliver terrible punishments upon the earth because of disobedience. This punishment will be so severe that it will decimate huge populations ....eekerstard also
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my son wasn't very happy when i had too say i couldn't afford presents for him and his siblings yesterday
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Condoms are cheap, children you cant afford arent.

Something is wrong if with child benefit, tax credits and so on if you cant afford to make ends meet and live on treasure island.
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12/25/2012 06:22 AM

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my son wasn't very happy when i had too say i couldn't afford presents for him and his siblings yesterday
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Condoms are cheap, children you cant afford arent.

Something is wrong if with child benefit, tax credits and so on if you cant afford to make ends meet and live on treasure island.
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Its a bit late after you lose your job when you could afford your children and rather than be dependent on the state you get into any job ,my case is different my children are in a disability care unit after my wife passed on i had a nervous breakdown etc ,so my income NOW is totally different if i had the children living with me ,but i never miss birthdays ,just got a bit of difficulties being on low income at the moment .5a
When the seventh seal is opened, I will deliver terrible punishments upon the earth because of disobedience. This punishment will be so severe that it will decimate huge populations ....eekerstard also
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12/25/2012 06:22 AM
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Some people here are JERKS.. my husband lost his job due to a company downsizing a year ago, he's been trying to find ANYTHING since then.
We had to move from our more expensive apartment to a cheap one in a bad area! where I live we don't have programs for christmas for low income families (if we do I don't know how to access them due to the language barrier.. yeah I'm an anglo in Quebec)

A few special angels made Christmas happen for me this year and I cannot thank them enough! otherwise my kids would have had nothing but a few dollar store toys under the tree.

Think before you rip someone apart, most people are doing the damn best they can.
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12/25/2012 06:24 AM
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Ever heard of toys for tots?

Your kids are THAT spoiled to need a Playset? Might as well throw in some paintball gear while you're at it!

Most normal "poor" kids get a $20 gift from Walmart and THAT'S IT!

If they can't be happy with a box of cereal and a comb, YOU have failed as a parent!
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Bitch puhlease.....When I was young I played outside till dark. When Mom called me it was too late, ass whoopin commenced. We collected chestnuts that fell and made cabins on the neighbors clothelines out of the blankets our friends stole from the laundry. Get creative and don't bitch about gifts. Tell your kid to smell the great outdoor!
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I dont really have to explain anything to you ,my income is less than 1k a month i pay council tax ,heating, mortgage ,i fell behind with the mortgage when my father passed away and chose to buy a £99 suit to show my respect at the funeral ,and the fact i live 250miles away from there ,so the petrol and the suit all added up, then the mortgage company started putting charges on ,then every other company started putting charges on ,so i ended up paying most of my income catching up with everything ,dont you dare go on about condoms you self righteous prick , i tried and tried and no i got no vices 5a
When the seventh seal is opened, I will deliver terrible punishments upon the earth because of disobedience. This punishment will be so severe that it will decimate huge populations ....eekerstard also

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