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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:23 pm
Older kids (teens):
bowling and ice cream
beach and biking
go karting a few rounds
park, kites, trail with fun snacks
Nice restaurant

Younger kids:
great adventures
beach and biking
chuck e cheese
park, kites, trail with fun snacks
apple picking and country store
Nice restaurant

Is this called not doing anything for chol hamoed? (older kids complaining)
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amother
Yolk


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:26 pm
According to me? No. My kids? Yup! And we went:
Bowling
Night football game
Dave & Busters
Fishing & slurpies
Vegetable picking
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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:27 pm
AAH forgot apple picking lol and eating out at a fancy restaurant. Just one of my kids is complaining and my mom guilt is getting the better of me.

Am I a bad mom?
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amother
Turquoise


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:28 pm
amother OP wrote:
Older kids (teens):
bowling and ice cream
beach and biking
go karting a few rounds

Younger kids:
great adventures
beach and biking
chuck e cheese

Is this called not doing anything for chol hamoed? (older kids complaining)


Yes of course.
On top of that, my kids famously complain every Shabbat after a sumptious meal that they are still hungry and we are starving them.
(...of sweets, if interrogated properly). Rolling Eyes
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NechaMom




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:28 pm
No airplane or submarine involved? Nope! You didn’t do ANYTHING!
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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:32 pm
lol - and again I forgot we went to a park and we bought them a bunch of kites to fly and that was a blast with tons of nosh. But I guess if you don't give them the moon....
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amother
Opal


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:34 pm
So next chol Hamoed do absolutely nothing
Don’t even cook
If they want they can make themselves food

Take yourself and DH out, take the car all day and let them sit home and do NOTHING
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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:35 pm
amother Opal wrote:
So next chol Hamoed do absolutely nothing
Don’t even cook
If they want they can make themselves food

Take yourself and DH out, take the car all day and let them sit home and do NOTHING


Lol exactly what my husband said to do!!!
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Iymnok




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:41 pm
Migdal Dovid
D-city Mordechai Shapiro concert
Beit Kedumim
Local simchas beis hashoeva
Sukka party at Bubby and Zaidy

I stayed home with the baby the first two days.
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Iymnok




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:43 pm
amother OP wrote:
lol - and again I forgot we went to a park and we bought them a bunch of kites to fly and that was a blast with tons of nosh. But I guess if you don't give them the moon....

There’s your answer!
Get them a trip to the moon!
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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:57 pm
Iymnok wrote:
Migdal Dovid
D-city Mordechai Shapiro concert
Beit Kedumim
Local simchas beis hashoeva
Sukka party at Bubby and Zaidy

I stayed home with the baby the first two days.

That sounds awesome. And your kids complain ed?
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amother
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Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 3:57 pm
Iymnok wrote:
There’s your answer!
Get them a trip to the moon!


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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amother
NeonPurple


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:01 pm
Tell them we went to the orthodontist, the orthopedist, and the dmv.
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amother
Tiffanyblue


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:08 pm
Wow that sounds awesome my kids would prob be jealous
Park
Family get together
Apple picking
Rides
iPad time lol
Ice cream
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amother
Sand


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:14 pm
I think the older kids can use more exciting things. It’s not doing nothing but maybe they need more age appropriate stuff, the go karting is good. The rest I hear what they are saying.
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amother
Arcticblue


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:19 pm
Sounds great to me!
We did
Pottery
Target to buy each other things
Movie
Art museum
We don't go crazy. Over the top doesn't mean more fun
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amother
Birch


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:29 pm
amother OP wrote:
AAH forgot apple picking lol and eating out at a fancy restaurant. Just one of my kids is complaining and my mom guilt is getting the better of me.

Am I a bad mom?
You're not a bad mom. You're just spoiling them, please pull back
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amother
Tealblue


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 4:41 pm
amother Sand wrote:
I think the older kids can use more exciting things. It’s not doing nothing but maybe they need more age appropriate stuff, the go karting is good. The rest I hear what they are saying.

Unless you go to a hotel or a road trip your teens will complain . We did it and are kids do it now, your teen grandchildren will too but I cant imagine what grand things people will do then ,maybe go back to goid old times we played board games all together, watched something together and ate popcorn !
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amother
Scarlet


 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 5:08 pm
It means that they had something specific in mind or an expectation that was unmet. I would ask your child directly, in a very calm way, what it was they had in mind. I know for my kids, they need one trim that seems a stretch more than what we usually do. It’s like let your child had something in mind.
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rainbow dash




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Oct 05 2023, 5:22 pm
Ferris wheel 55 meters high.
Shopping in town
Husband took them somewhere but I don't remember where. I had a headache
Aguda girls made a dancing, food and music night
Dh took them on a boat ride while one kid stayed home to do homework. I stayed home to cook.
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