Christmas is.........

(63 Posts)
McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:17:16

......... Complete the line.

Is the time where I drink far to much

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Mon 08-Oct-12 23:22:19

nede Fact is, something will always upset someone.

Your post was uncalled for and whilst i am sorry for your loss and those of others you truly cannot expect everyone on a forum to be mindful of personal feelings of everyone, and whilst we should all be sensitive when we are aware of other peoples feelings you can't make things off limits.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them

This is just offensive, nobody here thinks that, you are probably well aware of that though.

And i am guessing pictish read the same thread as the rest of us the whole way through.

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 19:33:20

pictish made all the points I wasn't quite articulate enough to say. Sorry nede, I'm terribly sorry for your loss but there's no need to be like that

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 08-Oct-12 17:52:20

I've read all the posts.

Pictish made good points.

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 17:49:42

Pictish - try reading all of the posts rather than just picking out a line or two of my posts and taking them out of context - that is unfair.

milkymocha Mon 08-Oct-12 17:16:36

What pictish said!
Wise woman!

mrsmplus3 Mon 08-Oct-12 14:45:07

A time to be off work and be with your family having fun or simply relaxing with a good book, movie, whatever.

pictish Mon 08-Oct-12 14:14:55

NeDeLaMer - I am dreadfully sorry for your loss, but that post was unfair. Really really unfair.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them.

No-one thinks that, and actually...it's rather malicious of you to say they do.

I'm surprised that on a parenting site there is so little consideration of those who have lost children and don't want to have Christmas rammed down their throats for 7 months of the year

Yeah well...if we took that tack over everything, no-one would ever talk about anything and the site would grind to a halt. I'll talk about Christmas in any month I so please, I'm afraid.

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 14:01:05

Christmas is.....controversial on mn apparently!

milkymocha Mon 08-Oct-12 12:49:06

How ridiculous! So because someone lost a loved one at christmas it means the rest of us cant discuss it?
Pathetic - if you dont like it, dont click on the thread!!!

Christmas is..... Stressful!

KatMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 12:43:29

Hi there, we've moved this thread into Christmas at the OP's request. Thanks.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 08-Oct-12 12:04:35

I'm so sorry you feel like this NeDe and I really am sorry if you have lost a child. I understand that Christmas can be an awful time of year for some people, but I don't think your comments are fair.

There is a lt of consideration for bereaved parents on this site IMO. No one has purposely tried to upset bereaved parents as far as I can see.

Inneedofbrandy Mon 08-Oct-12 12:03:18

NeDeLaMer really not a valid arguement for christmas, people may have had all manner of bad things happen to them, if they don't wish to hear about christmas they can hide all christmas threads.

If for example you had a forced abortion and it still really upsets you, you would take steps to hide all threads about abortion to not upset yourself.

Not talking about anything in case it reminded someone of something terrible that happened is not a reason to not discuss something. What about easter what about birthdays.

All manner of things get discussed outside topic. All manner of things that is not AIBU is in AIBU.

I am very sorry for anyones loss, not just children there's lots of loss and christmas does bring that home. Christmas is a time for remembering and anyone who feels to upset by that should take steps to hide certain topics.

Finished grin

Done and wrapped in the loft [smug]

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 11:56:24

nede although I am genuinely sorry for your situation and can understand that it's upsetting, there's always going to be subjects on here that upset people. outraged has an albeit harshly worded point, people are allowed to get excited about it. It's October now and that means its only 2 pay days before Xmas so I for one have to think about it well in advance.

For some people its the one time of year they see all their family and get proper time to spend with them away from work. Its bound to bring up bad memories for people however it should be a happy time to be enjoyed and celebrate family, even ones who are no longer here. Let people get excited, don't purposely ruin these threads for people. That's not just for you but all the anti-Xmas brigade, whatever their reasons

Fakebook Mon 08-Oct-12 11:48:03

Can I strike out the "is" and replace it with "decorations are already being sold in our local Matalan". They have the whole place lined up with those little snowmen, reindeers and santas. Thought it was a bit strange.

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 11:44:37

outraged lovely attitude.

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 11:44:00

Dog poo threads don't generally remind you of children you have lost though do they Lola?

If it's in the title of the thread - it's too late not to see it isn't it.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them.

Yes, Christmas will come again this year, but not in bloody August/September/October/November. It's bad enough it's everywhere in the shops already, but on MN as well? It's why there is a topic to discuss it out of season.

I'm surprised that on a parenting site there is so little consideration of those who have lost children and don't want to have Christmas rammed down their throats for 7 months of the year sad

zukiecat Mon 08-Oct-12 11:01:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Mon 08-Oct-12 10:56:51

I can't stand Dog Poo threads, so none of you start any alright!?

Grrr, [shakes fist]

....fucking ages away so cease with the threads! [humbug]

Also, expensive, tiring, overrated and disappointing [even more humbug]

GoSakuramachi Mon 08-Oct-12 08:25:18

its not even an aibu, so maybe I'll report it instead of hiding it.

Get over that.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 08-Oct-12 08:10:09

a valid topic of conversation in whatever section of MN one chooses to put it in, and threads about it can be hidden by posters that don't want to read about it.

People talk about all sorts of things that could go on different topics, get over it.

MissPerception Mon 08-Oct-12 07:58:44

one day in the whole year, so why do people and shops go completely over the top?

Really lolling at lola's typo.

P.s. I love Xmas, I just think everything has its time and place, and Xmas' isn't till November at earliest.

catgirl1976 England Mon 08-Oct-12 07:44:31

a wonderful, magical time and now I have a DC about to get even more magical and wonderful.

I can't wait grin

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