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Spending christmas abroad - parents disapointed

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11. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Take the trip, let your parents worry. That's what parents do. Then they get over it. The best thing you can do for them is to surprise them after the holidays with something special just for them....make dinner, get them theatre tix, reserve a dinner cruise....something to show them that you still think of them even though you won't be with them at Christmas. It's kind of a "I'm all grown up now,, you and Dad enjoy this gift and know that I love you."

wow...a strong word from a very experienced child...hehehe

12. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot for encouraging me to go guys, will have another (personal) chat with my parents on the weekend, but am confident things will work out somehow ;)

13. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Don't know how things are between yourself and your parents but it could be some of that empty nest syndrome. That their little girl is growing up and making her own decisions. I've been living on my own for a while now and never had the parents really worried or concerned or anything but now that I've moved across the country my dad has been calling every day and just concerned I guess.
Tough call, though. I say go if you think you will be able to enjoy yourself and not be worried about upseting the 'rents. Happy travels.:)

14. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

It turned out my parents were just a bit surprised about my spontaneous decicion to go to Costa Rica. Now we had a good chat and they're happy for me, because they know travelling is one of the most important things in my life. We also agreed on a family reunion in Madrid in early January. That made them a lot happier as well, and probably all the goodies I'll get for them in Costa Rica ;). So, now I can look forward to spending Chrismas and New Years in the sun !!!

15. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

And you were worried? Didn't you know that everything always works out for the best! Ah, karma at its best. So glad to hear that. Promise me that you'll post some pictures with your new Digi. I am stillusing my roommates computer nad haven't been able to view my pictures of my trip, yet. I promise I'll get them up as soon as possible. Also, need to start my trip log or blog. I'll let y'all know. I have it on paper but would love to share it with the community!

16. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm happy for you and for your choice Steff!
I've never been home for Chrismas Holidays during maybe last 10 years or even more. I can't spend so many free days without skiing Last year I decided to stay with my Mom to make a holiday for her but... in spite of all friends and relatives I met that was so boring... I would't like to repeat this. I'd better ask my Granny to invite Mom for the whole holiday period and as for myself - I'm going to Italy!

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

YEAH STEFF!!!! We knew you would be able to work it out so everyone was happy (one way or another)!!!!!!!!!!! It's the "shock" value that usually causes the problems anyway. (Unless you have my parents - who felt every holiday was meant specifically for them to share with me - period... But that's another story for another day! )

Go and have a wonderful time!!! And, it sounds like you have the celebration in Madrid to look forward to also!!! Just don't forget all those pressies and choose then wisely - one for each particular family member - no double-ups!!!

18. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Will definitely show some pics of my christmas in the sun. Looking forward to my trip to Costa Rica is great, especially now things are sorted

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