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#1 Autumnal

Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

What is the best thing that happened today?

What is the worst thing that happened today?

For me the best was spending time with the family.

Worst would be the cool weather - we had planned on taking dd to the beach to use her new surf board.

Edited by Autumnal, 25 December 2012 - 07:00 PM.


#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

Worst was definitely the weather -- we had intended to spend it at the beach, but it was blustery and cold!

Best was having time together as a family -- just the four of us -- with a relaxed, low key Christmas Day. I have not one frayed nerve. original.gif

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate...and I hope that everyone has a safe, healthy, happy summer.

#3 annasue

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

The best being with my little man sharing his joy and witnessing his extremely good manners.

The worst was having to leave the family at lunch time to get some sleep for a 10 hour night shift tonight.

#4 CherrySunday

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

The best was seeing my grandparents & aunts playing with my kids. DD was super cute & polite, and charmed them all.
DS was just a perfect baby & smiled and cooed for everyone, and had lots of cuddles.

Everything else went wonderfully though, everyone loved my desserts (even Nanna, who is the best cook ever!), I got heaps of compliments on my outfit, the kids were awesome, food was great - it was just a lovely day!

Worst was the weather here too, I'm so glad it wasn't as hot as the last few days, but it was quite chilly all of a sudden and I hadn't packed war, clothes for DH & myself!



#5 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Best was that everyone likes their presents, and our foster dog has settled right in.

Worst is that my stomach chose today to flare up badly. Owie, it really hurts.

#6 i-candi

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Best - I spent the day in bed!!!!
Worst - I woke this morning with a cold, I'm better with nurophen

#7 Lickety Split

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

Best - DD had a wonderful day and nobody fought.
Worst - missing my dad and wishing he could have had even just one Christmas with his granddaughter.

#8 Oceana79

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Best - Seeing my parents/Grandparents for lunch

Worst - Doing it alone minus DH who today of all days had a tummy bug. Was horrible going with the kids without him and him being cranky all day upset her ruined Christmas and no patience as he felt like crap sad.gif

#9 Relish*

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (*Browncoat* @ 25/12/2012, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best was seeing my grandparents & aunts playing with my kids. DD was super cute & polite, and charmed them all.
DS was just a perfect baby & smiled and cooed for everyone, and had lots of cuddles.

Best was the daydream I had of this ^ before arriving to family lunch at my Aunt's house.

Worst was the reality of DD being uninterested in anything excet the swimming pool ("I want to go swimming RIGHT NOW!") and DS screaming for an hour before lunch, then finally falling asleep and only waking right before we had to leave. Now we have to go and do it all over again for dinner with DP's family (and then AGAIN tomorrow for boxing day!) and I am too exhausted to even speak.

Try again next year I guess! sad.gif

#10 Lagom

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Best:  watching DD1 run with pure bliss on her face past the Christmas tree and presents (which she saw) to hug us all and wish us a Merry Christmas before she went on her present opening spree.  <3

Worst:  DD2 getting gastro in the car on the way to our extended family celebrations and me having to turn around and go home again.  sad.gif

#11 Lagom

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (EHB @ 25/12/2012, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best...my dancing daughters, and my 10 yr old singing me her own composition on her guitar this morning, about how much she loves her Mum and Dad...wow..tears in my eyes for that one I tell you.
Then my husband played 'Flowers in the Window' by Travis....then I did cry. Have a listen, the 'flowers' are our kids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY9tiMXjIhk


I love that song.  It reminds me of the early days of my relationship with DH.   wub.gif


#12 PurpleWitch

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

What is the best thing that happened today?
Waking up with all 3 of my children under my roof.
Breakfast outside, then lunch at my parents.


What is the worst thing that happened today?
Handing them over to their father at 2pm.
Havent stopped blubbering since.

#13 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

The best:

Was the most low key Christmas ever - just myself, my girls, DH and my mum and dad.  Lots of food - we had a cold lunch, so not a lot of prep, but all really yummy.  Kids were spoiled and most presents were a hit.  

The worst:

DH and I both got bikes, and we realised how unfit we were after taking them down to the bike track!

#14 Lees75

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

The best was the morning cuddles before we even opened any presents, and spending time the morning slowly unwrapping presents, with squeals of delight from my daughter.

Worst was handing them over to XH at 11.30am and heading back to my parents kid-less:(

Now heading out to the movies with a friend:)

#15 snuffles

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Best... where to start.  Having a quiet Christmas with family.  Kids loved their pressies and were genuinely appreciative.  I got some really thoughtful gifts although I didn't expect anything (I usually ask people not to get me anything as I can't think of anything that I want).  Spent the afternoon chilling out and watching the boys build their lego sets.  DD played with her gifts.  We watched Christmas shows on telly.  The weather!!!  Fantastic.  Cold, blustery, raining.  Love it.  (No that was not sarcastic... I hate the heat.)

Worst... lack of sleep last night due to Santa excitement, but, that is a pretty minor complaint.



#16 MintyBiscuit

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

purplewitch and lees75, that must be so hard sad.gif Hope you both have something good to do tonight to take your mind off it.

Best - most of the day really. We hosted lunch at our place for eight adults and DS, and as DH finished work last Friday we had three blissful days to plan it all and get all the cooking and cleaning done. The whole thing was stress free, delicious and fun. I got to watch DS have a great time with his pressies, my aunt get overwhelmed simply by getting gifts, and my sister who has lost a heap of weight burst into happy tears when she was given a top from Sportsgirl and knew it would fit. Was a really wonderful day for 99% of it original.gif

Worst - a few things my grandmother did and didn't do through the day that have hammered home to me how much she has deteriorated in recent months. I think 2013 is going to be a year of a lot of change for her, and she's not going to like it, and I have no clue how to deal with it sad.gif

Hope everyone's day was filled with lots of best and very little worst original.gif

#17 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

best: the look of sheer delight on Ethans face everytime he opened another present wub.gif

worst: my Dh has turned into a selfish insufferable git this arfternoon and i have nfi why... he has also decided that playing games on his laptop is more important than spending time with Me now that DS is in bed  mad.gif

#18 BadCat

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Best - great kids, great friends, great lunch, great presents
Worst - potato salad was a bit watery

#19 jayskette

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

Best thing - LES MIS!!!!

Worst thing - making me cry so much at Les Mis biggrin.gif

#20 Chelli

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Best was having Christmas with my two step brothers for the first time ever and catching up with them after many years.

Worst was knowing a family I love dearly spent their very first Christmas without their son/brother who was killed in an accident last weekend.

#21 Fire_fly

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

Best- spending a quiet day by the pool with our BIL and SIL who told us they are expecting their first child

Worst- its the 2nd christmas since my dad passed and I still miss him.

#22 two_ones

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

BEST - spending the day with family

WORST - where to start?

1. Poor DS (20 months) battling a stomach virus, so I was spewed on this morning as we were getting ready to leave.

2. Then DH was spewed on at dessert time while DS was sitting on his lap.

3. Stopped to get petrol on the way home and realised we had left three bags at my parents, including the one with my wallet. We had already put in petrol so couldn't leave and had to wait for mum to drive over with our bags.

Early night tonight I think.

#23 AxeTheMax

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

Best: Came from a worst, MIL and step FIl were meant to be coming lunch, but during the week told us they coulnd't make it. However we had a really relaxing day and the kids got to have a good go with all there toys before having to run off anywhere.

Worst: DH working!!!! And my periods came last night so  this afternoon I was feeling like crap, luckily boys were having so much fun I was able to get some rest original.gif

#24 flyingfree

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Best - spendning the kids with my family and beautiful kids, seeing their excitiement when they opened their presents.

Worse -  not having one of my precious babies in my arms especially since Skye was my  miracle baby and due a month ago  sad.gif

#25 JRA

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Magic day was the easy answer for best. Just so happy and relaxed.

Worst: probably the weather, DS would have loved more time at the beach, and truthfully the worst: I miss my mum




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