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    My eldest son want me to celebrate Christmas without his brother and nephew

    He says his 6 kids don't get enough attention when his nephew is in the mix. I say his kids don't get enough attention, period.


    How would you handle this? I usually serve brunch and we open gifts, hang out for a couple hours. There are in-laws to see, and I go to a friend's about 4)

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    Bob/PKB

    WANTS not want. :>0

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    Bob/PKB

    Sometimes....

    They are adults and should settle this among themselves. When someone is having a get together in their own home, I'm pretty sure that they can invite whomever they wish. It takes a lot of nerve for him to even voice his disapproval unless, of course, he has the impression that you might "obey"?

    Bob/PKB

    He certainly does have that impression. I'd say it was complicated, but it isnt. They recently went to Mr/Mrs Wonderful, and the "competition" was there. There were relatives of Mrs. W there, who know the nephew, and I'm sure he got star billing.
    What do you expect when you have an ensemble and let no one shine?
    Ducky

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    Families are fun. So much frolicking at this time of year. :)

    Families need to stick together. The adults should be able to at least get together one day. The choice is years! I don;t like members of my family to dictate what happens in my house. Get along or stay home And I do hope you have a Merry Christmas


     

    Bob/PKB

    I'd prefer all at the same time. They can't make it at 11, because it takes them forever to get 8 people ready.
    They are coming after church tomorrow, which will work well.

    ....opinion: family united

    Bob/PKB

    Yes, me, too.

    Cut the Christmas Grinch out Bob,and go with who you want..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Bob/PKB

    Oh, no, I won't cut out my son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. That's not an option.

    You could have one faction over on Chris Eve and the other one over on Chris Day .

    Bob/PKB

    That's how it will work this year, MCM, the big group coming over after church. It works, because we go to same church. I feel like I accommodated them without compromising myself.


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