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Things I don't care about on Xmas day

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BrendaandEddie Tue 22-Dec-15 11:47:28

what I will wear
If each kid has the same amount of presents ( really? Yours count?)

ouryve Tue 22-Dec-15 11:49:44

DS1 does count!

But yep, it's only the 4 of us, so I'm buggered if I'm wearing anything other than comfy and not too hot to cook a roast dinner in.

howtorebuild Tue 22-Dec-15 11:49:46

I don't care about what time we eat, it's just us and will decide when the teens get up.

steff13 Tue 22-Dec-15 11:51:46

When my boys were younger, they would notice if one had more presents than the other. Now that they're older, they understand that we spend roughly the same amount on all of them, so they are going to get fewer more expensive presents than their sister, who is 5, and wants less expensive things.

lastqueenofscotland Tue 22-Dec-15 11:51:53

What I wear and what time we eat.
Or any of the bloody Xmas specials on tv

TimeToMuskUp Tue 22-Dec-15 11:51:55

If mine were the sort who counted I'd make especially sure they had just one gift the following year. No, I probably wouldn't, but I'd give them a bollocking. Mine couldn't care less, nor could I. They don't get exactly the same amount spent on them, either. I don't add it up, I just buy things they'll love. If they added it up, again they'd get the bollocking.

I also have no interest in what I'm wearing Christmas Day because by 11am I'll have bacon fat and ketchup stains down my front from DH's breakfast of Kings.

MincePiesTasteBetterHot Tue 22-Dec-15 11:54:39

If your kids don't have many presents, they can see at a glance if they have the same amount. It's not about greedily counting and comparing, it's just obvious. In the context of 4 or 5 presents, an extra one is very noticeable.

Mine have 7 presents in their stockings, and would definitely notice different numbers, because they take turns to open them. And they might be a bit saddened at Father Christmas treating one of them differently. Not about the lack of present in itself, but more that this was a reflection on how good they had been or something (DD tends to overthink things).

They have 4 under the tree, and would also notice if one of them had three, or five. But if there was a big pile of 20 presents, no, they probably wouldn't notice at all.

CigarsofthePharoahs Tue 22-Dec-15 11:56:41

I don't care about what I wear either. As I do all the cooking (I'm better at it) it has to be something reasonably practical that doesn't leave me sweltering!
I'm not bothered by how many presents, I just hope people like the things I have bought.
I am bothered by my Aunt who likes to Go On A Bit about how I'm doing the cooking. Apparently by eschewing Aunt Bessies and packet food I am Doing It Wrong.
I have asked my Mum for backup this year if she tries another kitchen invasion.

TimeToMuskUp Tue 22-Dec-15 11:58:13

In defence of mine, DH and I both come from quite large families so they are spoiled by Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Step-family and so on, and my friends and I buy for each other's DCs, so I'd be surprised if mine sat and counted. On Christmas Eve I put out all the gifts to pretend that Santa has delivered them all and nobody has a pile, they're just under the tree with labels to be sorted. I'm sure if they had less it would be noticeable who had how many.

GastonsPomPomWrath Tue 22-Dec-15 12:03:31

What I wear is the big one for me. I like to be comfortable. We usually go to mil's on boxing day, I tend to wear smart jeans and a shirt or a nice jumper, and she always asks me "Why haven't you got in the festive mood?" which loosely translates as "Why haven't you worn a party dress like me Gaston?"

ProcrastinatorGeneral Tue 22-Dec-15 12:05:27

I don't care about telly, clothes, alcohol, number and values of presents.

I do care about pigs in blankets though, they're an annual treat I refuse to go withoutgrin

thelaundryfairy Tue 22-Dec-15 12:06:05

What anyone wears, how many presents anyone gets, what is on television.

calzone Tue 22-Dec-15 12:10:27

I don't care about any of it!

We are having pizza on the BBQ for Xmas Day and we live in the SE......

Pointlessfan Tue 22-Dec-15 12:14:22

I don't care what I wear either. I am just hoping DD will sleep both Xmas eve and Xmas day as we've had really bad nights with her this week.

mrsmegavator Tue 22-Dec-15 12:21:01

A fucking starter.

GreatFuckability Tue 22-Dec-15 12:21:35

We do turn taking in present opening so when they were little it was the same, now they don't care. Only thing I care about is food grin

gabsdot Tue 22-Dec-15 12:22:58

Bed time. The kids can stay up as long as they like.

cleaty Tue 22-Dec-15 12:24:01

We are having visitors on Christmas Day, so we do have to have a rough idea of when we will eat. Apart from that, I am very laid back about it. DP is saying we MUST go and buy food today in case it runs out. I am just thinking that I need to tidy up my paerwork that is currently on the dining room table.

InternalMonologue Tue 22-Dec-15 12:27:25

Ugh Gaston I get this too. I honestly don't give a stuff about dressing up for Christmas day, my family aren't that kind of people. My in laws are, and I always end up feeling either uncomfortable chasing after a 3 year old and breastfeeding, or like the poor relation that doesn't have the cash to waste on a dress that will get worn once.

I also don't care about presents for myself. I don't care how many the children have as long as they have a few things that they would love and we can afford.

QuizteamBleakley Tue 22-Dec-15 12:27:32

Sprouts, bread sauce, cranberry jelly, setting light to brandy on the Christmas pud, Christmas soap "specials", The Queen's Speech, Kylie singing Christmas songs, packaging on toys.

eastwest Tue 22-Dec-15 12:30:36

Food... I used to but that was pre-kid when I had time to cook smile

unlimiteddilutingjuice Tue 22-Dec-15 12:35:22

I don't care about clothes! PJ's and dressing gown all day for me!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 22-Dec-15 12:36:03

I don't care;

What anyone wears - so long as people have clothes on at the dinner table.

Who eats what & when - so long as everyone at least eats some of their Christmas lunch after I've taken the effort to cook it.

Whether presents we are given match my colour scheme we have no colour scheme. Our theme for Christmas is "Christmas".

shinynewusername Tue 22-Dec-15 12:37:02

When my boys were younger, they would notice if one had more presents than the other. Now that they're older, they understand that we spend roughly the same amount on all of them, so they are going to get fewer more expensive presents than their sister, who is 5, and wants less expensive things

YY. Under about 7, presents are measured in quantity, not quality which is great because they will be happy with a load of tat from Poundland instead of bleeding you dry for the latest tablet

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 22-Dec-15 12:38:08

Calzone you can cook a pizza on a BBQ? fconfused

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