Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Splitting Family Dinner Times at Christmas


Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

Having a few families to visit over the holiday season and trying to visit with everyone can get a little tricky. All of the family talked it over and each schedule parties so each side of the family can have a party without interfering with another one. The weekend before Christmas is one of the family parties that we exchange gifts, play games and have fun with the kids. Since we are gone all day, we lock the house and set the home security systems, especially at this time of year.

Most of the grown kids with family of their own want to spend Christmas with their little ones and we find as a family, splitting up days, overall works better for everyone. We do a gift exchange to save money on buying presents for everyone, and the kitchen load for who is having it, is lessened by having everyone bring something. It is about the only time of the year when everyone can get together, which is what makes it extra special. Paper plates and cups make it easier to clean up quickly, some may frown on it, but it is a time for family and not a time to worry about dirty dishes.


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