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GG
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0 posted 10-29-2004 09:51 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Alright, my mother's birthday is November 16th, and mine is the 12th. We don't see eachother very often (every few months, usually) but we normally get together sometime around our birthdays for some hot chocolate and gift exchanging. We don't talk a whole lot because it's uncomfortable when we do, but we definitely love eachother. We just have a lot of ~things~ that are hard to get past. Well, I'm going to be turning 17, and I know she feels bad about missing alot of my childhood... So, I want to do something to make memories.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

It has to be cheap since both of us are broke. Has to be something without too much talking since we're not good at that. Can't be something with travelling since neither of us drive. She lives in a one room apartment so it can't take up space. Can't be over night because, well, it leaves too much silence. And not a card or a thing I give to her; I want it to be something we do together.

So, this is generally to get suggestions for that. But I'm sure you all have other great suggestions about making memories that fit outside of these confines. Please, share them! Everyone always benefits from making good memories  

(If this should be in another forum go ahead and move it. Wasn't sure if this was the right place of not)

Thanks everyone.
Always, Alyssa
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1 posted 10-29-2004 10:13 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

if she missed much of your childhood why  don't you ( if you have photos) make copies and under them describe when or what was taking place..and why not have her do the same so you can catch up on what was missed in both your lives...sharing them together over a lunch or dinner...maybe that would bring you closer ..or make it into a collage

hugs
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2 posted 10-29-2004 10:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Buy some coloring books, colors, and a game of Candyland. (I'm not kidding.)

Watch some disney movies together and bake cookies.

Blow bubbles.

and?

Take pics.

Lots of 'em.



and Happy Birthday to both of you.

Huan Yi
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3 posted 10-30-2004 12:40 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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4 posted 10-30-2004 01:31 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Goof off in a photo booth together, if they still have those?  I still carry the pictures my son and I did when he was young in my wallet and love them!  Then, just go do childhood things, like both of you go for a swing in a park, play in the leaves, and don't forget that camera.  Time costs nothing and trust me of all the things I have - time with my loved ones is the most valuable possession I have.  She will love it and I bet you will too.
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5 posted 10-30-2004 10:35 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

an idea that came to mind why not tape record some of your childhood memories for her? that way she can listen to them over and over....and it may open up some lines of communication for you both.....at least it would be a start? you could even do it from the pictures that you have?

good luck...

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Be together, be quiet, hold hands.
Just hold hands.

GG
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7 posted 10-30-2004 08:19 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

These are great ideas, people. Thank you all so much.

She's really a cool lady, even writes poetry! She's good, too.

Serenity. Candyland? It's a good game. I had this shrink once... the first one I had, actually (there have been several others). I was five. Always been a bit crazy. Anyway, he had Candyland and boxing gloves. I was one of those quiet obedient kids who didn't talk much. Well, apparently I had a bit of anger bottled up in my five year old frame. He beat me in Candyland... but you better believe he wished he hadn't. I really should play that game again.

... and maybe take up boxing.

Anyway, again, thank you all for these ideas. It'll be good to put some of them to use. We could both use the good memories

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

 
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