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New Year's Eve with or without kids

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:43pm
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How do you plan to spend New Year's eve? Do you include your kids in your plans? Hire a sitter and go out? Or keep it low-key and stay in?

In the past our family has chosen either to stay home or to celebrate with extended family. Typically when we stay home we do not let our kids (8, 6, and 3) stay up. It's just more trouble than it's worth for us as they tend to be cranky and whiny the next day due to a lack of sleep. And I really dislike spending New Year's Day with cranky and whiny.

This year I think we'll be staying home. The kids will be nice and cozy in their beds and my husband and I might watch the ball drop on tv. Not too exciting, it's true, but that's fine with us.

So what are your plans?

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