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Not sending Christmas cards because 'she couldn't tear herself away from the giggles for even a moment'

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livvielunch Thu 24-Dec-15 23:25:01

It's now up to three people on my friends list on FB who have posted that they wish all their friends a merry Christmas and appreciate cards received but that they weren't able to send any because they were too busy playing games/reading books/tickling under chins to tear themselves away for even a second hmm

AIBU to feel a little bit sick at this sentiment?

Sternin Thu 24-Dec-15 23:29:25

So basically saying that anybody who had the time to write Christmas cards is loser with no joy in their life? YANBU.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 24-Dec-15 23:29:51

Better than my excuse for not sending Christmas cards...

VashtaNerada Thu 24-Dec-15 23:31:44

YANBU. Irritating.

ouryve Thu 24-Dec-15 23:31:57

Meh. It's a thick piece of paper with a picture on it. Hardly the end of the world.

TheWitTank Thu 24-Dec-15 23:32:25

YANBU. Twee and puke inducing.

NationMcKinley Thu 24-Dec-15 23:32:31

What utter utter wank.

Defriend immediately

Chopz Thu 24-Dec-15 23:32:40

We haven't sent cards but didn't say we were too busy.

wizzywig Thu 24-Dec-15 23:35:13

Oh pass me a puke bucket. #feelingblessedcrap

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Dec-15 23:35:38

I stopped sending Christmas cards a couple of years ago.

Much better for the environment and much better for me!

BitchPeas Thu 24-Dec-15 23:36:31

Do people like this actually exist? Puke.

Brokenbiscuit Thu 24-Dec-15 23:42:56

I still do cards because I quite like the ritual, but I know lots of people who give a donation to charity instead. I think it's ok.

Your friends on FB sound a bit twattish though.

livvielunch Thu 24-Dec-15 23:43:53

I interpreted it as 'you clearly abandoned your children in front of the tv to write Christmas cards but I love my children far too much to spend even a second away from them'

FWIW I actually wrote them while my DC were in bed and one has ASC and only sleeps 4-5 hrs per night so I could legitimately have used the excuse. Unlike the owners of these vomit inducing statuses who regularly palm their kids off with tv/sitters

LaContessaDiPlump Thu 24-Dec-15 23:45:13

What twattery. I devoted several hours to designing a family Christmas card, because I enjoy such things. They didn't, because they wanted to do other stuff. No need to justify how wonderfully wholesome and lovely that other stuff was.....

SuperLoveFuzz Thu 24-Dec-15 23:55:05

I was with you until you started judging other parents for 'palming off' their kids to babysitters. YABU

MooseAndSquirrel Fri 25-Dec-15 00:04:21

I dont do cards, but everyone is aware I dont do cards as I simply can not be wholesome puke inducing reason, I just cannot be arsed - I'm unlikely to put up a fb thing either as if I wanted to wish them a merry Xmas, id of done it in a conversation.

megletthesecond Fri 25-Dec-15 00:07:36

Yanbu. I hate twee shite.

Fine if you'd rather not spend the money, don't want to waste paper or have been busy. But giggling and fun, honestly.

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 25-Dec-15 00:10:05

Aw hun, can't you get them to bed at night? Mine sleep 7-7 so loads of time for card writing. Hugz xx

Secondtimeround75 Fri 25-Dec-15 00:32:01

This is what I'm doing

GreatFuckability Fri 25-Dec-15 00:32:38

I gave mine to the Youtube fairy so I could drink gin in peace this evening. #blessed #drunk #blessedlydrunk

TheOriginalMerylStrop Fri 25-Dec-15 00:39:54

are you sure they are not taking the piss, surely no-one posts such mawkish stuff in earnest?

witsender Fri 25-Dec-15 10:34:35

Gross. A joke, surely? clutches straws

We didn't do any...again. Combination of laziness, disorganisation really not seeing the point.

PinguForPresident Fri 25-Dec-15 10:39:44

Oh good lord!

I don't do cards but that's vom inducingly twee. I bet they have a whole Xmas Pinterest board, so "hilarious" elf on the shelf antics nightly and had an advent calendar of a different Xmassy experience for every day.

Competitive Xmas parenting to the max!

ProcrastinatorGeneral Fri 25-Dec-15 14:50:34

I didn't do cards. At all. I completely forgot and it wasn't until the spawns asked where the stash was so they could write one to Grandma and Grandad that I realised I'd fucked up royally. Whoops!grin

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