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Q: Flying home for Thanksgiving ( No Answer,   8 Comments )
Subject: Flying home for Thanksgiving
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: craigery-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 26 Oct 2005 01:06 PDT
Expires: 25 Nov 2005 00:06 PST
Question ID: 585026
My mom wants me to fly home for Thanksgiving, but I don't really want
to, what should I do?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: steph53-ga on 26 Oct 2005 05:11 PDT
How about just saying you have other plans?
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: byrd-ga on 26 Oct 2005 10:30 PDT
I'm a mom, and I always want my son to fly home for Thanksgiving, but
I'd probably faint if he did. Let me guess: you've only recently left
home for college or a job? Sounds like your mom might be having
trouble untying the apron strings. I understand - it IS tough,
especially if you were the last one to leave. But she'll get used to
it eventually. Well, that is, she'll never stop wanting you to come
home. For example, my husband's mother just sent an email this morning
wanting him (well, she said "us," but she means him!) to fly home for
Thanksgiving. And he's in his 50s. So you see, moms will always be
like that.

So it's ok to just tell your mom no, you won't be coming home this
year. You don't owe her any other explanation -- really. Do say it
kindly, though. She'll be ok. I guarantee she won't stop loving you,
and next year she'll probably want you to fly home again. So do or
don't - as you choose. It's ok either way. We're going to tell my
husband's mother we're not coming. And she'll still love him, and will
likely ask again next year. And we'll see - maybe we will maybe not.

So have a very Happy Thanksgiving - free of guilt. Oh - and do send
your mom a nice T-day card, and maybe an e-card too, you know, one of
those silly ones with a dancing turkey or something. It'll give her a
laugh and let her know that she's still appreciated even if her little
one is all grown up now.  :-)
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: tutuzdad-ga on 26 Oct 2005 10:42 PDT
Moms don't live forever. If you don't believe me, ask around.

Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: insolent-ga on 26 Oct 2005 13:15 PDT
Take the train.
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: myoarin-ga on 26 Oct 2005 19:21 PDT
Listen to Byrd-ga.  This must be the first T-day when this is a
question, otherwise you wouldn't be asking  - I surmise.  If you don't
want to fly home, don't put off the decision to defend your
independence until next year; it will be even harder  - for you, and
on her.
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: computer_girl-ga on 27 Oct 2005 17:33 PDT
Once u r a father or a mother and ur child is away , u 'll miss
him/her & ask to see
but i guess that the could stand that feast and wait till we put
ourselves on the right steps for our future and they won't b angry
that we didn't come cause they will excuse us , but u better send her
a card !!
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: tutuzdad-ga on 27 Oct 2005 19:40 PDT
Ahem  ^

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind the public why we pay school taxes.
Subject: Re: Flying home for Thanksgiving
From: steph53-ga on 31 Oct 2005 15:11 PST



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