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Thread: They wouldn't go home!

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    Ok, last night my youngest son, Rob, who is 17, had 3 friends over. It was getting close to 11 and I asked them if they were going home. They all looked at me and asked "didn't I want them to stay?" HUH?!

    It is Christmas Eve and I thought for sure they would go home to be with their families. Nope! I said they could stay, but HAD to go home this moring by 10.

    Am I odd, or would you be sad that your teenaged or early 20's aged kids would rather not come home and stay some place else? These kids don't have bad home lives, they just don't have the kind of mom I am.

    Even our granddaughter stayed last night and she is almost 4 months old! NOBODY would have ever kept me from having my kids with me on Christmas day! My son and his wife figured since she was sleeping last night, they would just come get her this morning.

    Don't get me wrong, I love having her, but I just can't understand how they could leave her!

    Oh, the strange things that go on! I devoted my life to my kids. I have given all their friends a safe place to come to. The only problem is, they don't want to leave! LOL I really don't mind, I gave them all their stockings last night, but still find it sad they don't want to go home.

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    I think they are home at your place. :)

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    You are right! The even said that! Plenty of food, lots of fun and they know, NO DRINKING OR DRUGS are ever allowed here. They follow those rules to a t! Not that they would do those things, but the first time kids come here, I tell them the house rules.

    Isn't is sad though? These kids love me and dh and stay on week-ends. Heck, we even put a twin sized mattress in ds room for his best friend so he had his own bed! LOL

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    Home is where the heart is and guess what! Your heart is biggest of thier families. Love them and live with them they show you much love by wanting to be with you and your son

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    Well...the 4 month old...she does not know the difference..just that she is in a loving home...the others...its sorta nice that they all love being there, you most be an amazing, loving person!!! But that being said....I think I would want them to go home so I could enjoy the quiet...; )

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    You are blessed. Isn't it nice knowing that those kids know they are always welcomed in your home? You are sure doing something right.
    Merry Christmas.

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    There are times I just want everyone to leave, but, that is when I hide out in my sewing room and get my quiet! LOL I just know they are all safe here and I don't have to worry about them.

    Our motto here is FOOD IS LOVE! Well, you say that loud enough and you will get teenagers coming over alot! But, dh and I don't mind spending a bit extra on groceries because they are good kids and do help out around here.

    Last Saturday, I told them the had to go home so I could clean. The 2 extras I have that were here, begged for me to give the housework so they could stay! ROFL Hey, they did help!

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    What a loving home you must have for the kids to want to stay there. I miss having kids around now that mine are grown. I always felt better when the kids and their friends were at my house and welcome. My parents were alcoholics so we would never bring friends home, not knowing what shape the parents were in. I made sure my children and grandchildren knew their friends were welcome

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    Its so nice that you Welcome everyone, I would have rather had my kids and thier friends at my housetoo!

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    Our house was the 'place' to be also, there were plenty of times I got frustrated by it but looking back now I am happy we could do it. I always knew what was going on and what my kids were up too....we used to spend ALOT of money on food back then ...

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