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    Tremendous for H to realize not only that her parents had given her stuff all those years, but did it without any hope of recognition or thanks, since Santa gets the thanks. For year after year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Tremendous for H to realize not only that her parents had given her stuff all those years, but did it without any hope of recognition or thanks, since Santa gets the thanks. For year after year.
    Yeah, her belated thank you made me understand just how much analysis she'd done in the 48 hours since her Christmas world was flipped upside down.
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    My brother’s family gave me this hand drawing done by my nephew. One of my favorite presents ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Yeah, her belated thank you made me understand just how much analysis she'd done in the 48 hours since her Christmas world was flipped upside down.
    I am amazed how kind, grateful and considerate children such as she can be. You are blessed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    My oldest told us that all she wanted for Christmas was a new phone. She got an iphone 6 with 16GB two years ago, and the battery is fried and she has no memory left.

    We got her an iPhone 8 Plus, with 256GB (she's pretty techy and likes to make videos for class projects, etc.). She got a case and screen protector and some other minor gifts, but that was it.

    Near the end, when her 2 year old sister had several cheap toys under the tree, and no one had any other presents, I could tell she was a little sad. I pulled her aside and asked if she was alright. She said, "Dad, I wasn't even excited to wake up this morning. I wanted to sleep more than I wanted to get up. I love the phone, but this year, Christmas changed. I'm a little bummed, but I know I shouldn't be. I got exactly what I asked for." I gave her a big hug and told her I understood.

    Why do they have to grow up??!!
    Your oldest has a better phone than I. If I allowed you to adopt me, would I get an iPhone 8 for Xmas next year, or better yet an iPhone X?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Your oldest has a better phone than I. If I allowed you to adopt me, would I get an iPhone 8 for Xmas next year, or better yet an iPhone X?
    I think this is the last iPhone I’m going to buy, so you’re out of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Yeah, her belated thank you made me understand just how much analysis she'd done in the 48 hours since her Christmas world was flipped upside down.
    Cool story.

    BTW, I wasn’t referring to parental idiocy in assembling and poorly hiding gifts. I was referring to the kind of idiocy where you get drunk and jump of the balcony. When that goes OK you figure it is a good idea to go up to the next floor and jump off that balcony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hostile View Post
    Cool story.

    BTW, I wasn’t referring to parental idiocy in assembling and poorly hiding gifts. I was referring to the kind of idiocy where you get drunk and jump of the balcony. When that goes OK you figure it is a good idea to go up to the next floor and jump off that balcony.

    Haha. Sorry, I missed the context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    My brother’s family gave me this hand drawing done by my nephew. One of my favorite presents ever.
    Wow. That is great.
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