Is it too soon to ask what blended families do to tackle this day? First 3 were hell and last one was first all together in morning. So we have 6 kids, his hers and one ours toddler. Court resolved Christmas share which means we now alternative Christmas mornings by the year. Communication is none existent with Co parents and never had opportunity to share birthdays or Christmas special occasions etc easily.
so this year we have Christmas dinner to Boxing Day.... my thoughts is we have a few stocking fillers and cash/vouchers in a card modestly. Step teen is furious.... last year we woke with them all and done the whole she ang, everyone having way too much when we can't particularly afford and set us back about £5000. Still complained.
So my question is... is it unfair allow the other homes to do the big morning and then focus on dinner and fun and small gift swap as token this year? We'll be back to waking with them next....