Christmas is coming soon!

Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by sduck, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. sduck

    sduck Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Messages:
    133
    I am so not ready!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,005
    This week on wedway radio they were talking about Christmas at Disney. The hosts mentioned that at some point in their life their parents realized they didn't need any more stuff and so they decided instead of presents they would get the whole family a trip to WDW every year.
     
  4. prattpak

    prattpak DIS Dad #479

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,646
    Im liking this idea!! My kids have to much crap! Daddy needs a vacation
     
  5. theduck619

    theduck619 DIS Dad #188

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    9,445
    Our trip next week is a present for all of us. We may do some stocking stuffers, but we are trying to focus more on the meaning of the holiday anyway.
     
  6. IamTrike

    IamTrike DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    3,005
    I've had a lot of discussion with a lot of my friends about this recently. I think our consensus is that in general most of our kids have too much crap, they don't play with it that much and it just winds up cluttering your house and making everything feel cramped. We're talking about giving the kids more experiences and fewer things. It should result in more well rounded kids and cleaner less cluttered houses.
     
  7. scott2997

    scott2997 DIS Dad #543 Northern Ohio

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,850
    +1 on this! Too much crap!
     
  8. prattpak

    prattpak DIS Dad #479

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,646
    I totally agree with this concept. We just went through our sons toy box and had 1 1/2 garbage bags of toys that were broken of missing pieces. Its ridiculous. Next year will be a memory Christmas, and not where we just sit around and remember what christmas was! :rotfl: One where we book a cruise for thier Christmas present. DCL has thier dates out for 2013 so Im going to plan AND book in January for 2013.
     
  9. BigDaddyWill

    BigDaddyWill Waiting impatiently for my next vacation

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    328
    Yeah I told everyone that while there will still be some gifts that much of the money will be put towards our May trip. We all seem to appreciate spending time together at WDW and I think we get more out of that than we do the material things...not to say those are unappreciated, but we've learned the hard way that memories are much more precious than things.

    Will
     
  10. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    14,484
    I would really like to stay 2 weeks at WDW during the Christmas holidays but DW does not want to - family obligations. As for spending, we set our Christmas gift giving budget and blew it in October. We always go overboard on Christmas. I may be able to book Spring Break 2013 over the Easter holidays. If successful, then we may have a new vacation plan. My opinion is that why should we spend time with relatives who we never see all year round during the holidays. If they live 5 miles away, and never even call unless they want to mooch something, then why should I ruin my Christmas by wasting time with them?
     
  11. theduck619

    theduck619 DIS Dad #188

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    9,445
    Amen, I wold prefer to be at Disney for Christmas :thumbsup2
     

Share This Page