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What do you dread most about the holidays?
November 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM


This season can definitely be a stressful time. What's the worst part of it for you?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 36% - Family stress.
  2. 15% - Gift giving.
  3. 37% - Breaking the budget.
  4. 1% - Party perfection.
  5. 8% - Weight gain.

Replies

  • Paperfishies
    November 6, 2012 at 2:57 PM
    Crowded stores and restaraunts, traffic ALWAYS being terrible. People being in a constant rush. People being assholes because they're stressed and rushed.
  • MaryanneMac
    November 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    this is the first year that I'm a diabetic...so all of those cookies that I can't eat!!

  • sheramom4
    November 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Baking. Yes, that's it...the baking. I don't particularly enjoy it, but I am fairly good at it so everyone asks me to do it. The rest of it is down to an exact science.

  • elzingah36
    November 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM
    People in general. That's my fear of the holidays.
  • Ultra_
    by Ultra_
    November 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Gift GETTING! I get tons of gifts for my kids and they're all either WRONG sizes when I specifically said which sizes or duplicates. Also, I get tons of little bath sets that are from the $5 shelf at Walmart. They say it's the thought that counts and I agree. Those gifts though are absolutley thought LESS. I know you just grabbed 5 off the shelf in 5 minutes stuck them all in bags and handed me one. It's not the monetary value I care about. I'd a rather had something made that you know I like or a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Even though it's only $5 and it gets just one drink, if you know me, you'd know that would make me so happy. You'd also know I don't use any soap that's not antibacterial. So the next following days are spent in the return lines. 

  • dingysfamily
    November 6, 2012 at 7:56 PM

     None of those stress me out ... you need another button on your poll!!!

    Family stress ... just don't let it get to me; it's not worth it

    Gift giving ... I get ideas and go by that; again, it's something not worth stressing over.  If I can't find what is suggested easily enough, I'll give money or a gift card & let the kid (it's always something for a kid in this instance) find it!

    Breaking the budget ... no stress here.  We set a budget we can afford and just stick to it.  We tell our kids what the budget for the grandkids is when we ask for suggestions on what they want/need, so they know; they are fine with that ... when you have 5 kids & 16 grandkids, not to mention other family members & a very select few friends you buy for, you have to set limits and stick to them.

    Party perfection ... don't have parties!  No stress there.

    Weight gain ... already weigh too much, so it's always part of my worries, but I just don't let it stress me out anymore.  Not worth it.

  • AjCeCeMom
    November 6, 2012 at 7:57 PM
    Weight gain, lol
  • momofsunshine77
    November 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    no money and needing to buy gifts.  I love to give gifts and having no money is really frustrating to me.  I would buy for everyone if i had money.  LOL  I LOVE IT!!! 

  • A_McCool
    November 6, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    The worst part for me is having to spend time with family.  I hate large gatherings.  I tend to hide and play with the kids the whole time.  I hate interacting with the other adults in my family.

  • Momtogirls0823
    November 6, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    My  mom not being around.  She passed away recently.  Also, I dread work as always.  I work retail so although I love the holiday season I soooo do not enjoy work.  Then also the family stress/drama as always.