Tough to answer--your Mom is the boss and you should probably listen to her, but I understand how you want to be with your friends. Try to explain to her that you've done the Santa thing many times and would like a little change this year--maybe she'll understand. Good luck.
I wouldn't go just to be with a crush. You could go see the lights another time, I think your mother doesn't want to let go of the tradition, seeing you with Santa probably makes her happy. It's also a time for you two to spend time together, which she may not get to do very often.
Well, you could see the lights another time, no?
If you're going to be miserable going to see Santa though, just tell your mom that you'd really rather see the lights, and set up something that the two of you can do together to replace the Santa thing.
Ever thought that maybe you are jealous because of the attention your little sister gets?
Sounds like it is a major one. Have you ever discussed these feelings with your mom? She would probably be mortified if she knew.
I wouldn't assume that. Your mom is never too busy to have an honest chat with you. Besides, it can't get any worse than it is, right :D?
For being respectful and having a polite discussion with your Mom? I don't think so. ^_^
Ask her- "what's it gonna' take for both of us to be happy that day?"
MAMA knows best.
Your 15... No disrespect, but what do you really know? This crush will be ancient history by your first year in college.
Maybe- but kids count even at 15
Kids do count... But minors (anyone under age 18 or the age of emancipation) are the responsibility of parents or wards of the state, so do what you are told. I've got kids older than you and they still need my help and advice.
listen to mom, and let the Christmas tradition continue. You have years to find the right man in your life. Someday, when you have a daughter, you'll understand why family is important during the holidays
go see the lights with your friends. Ask your mom nicely and explain to her that it is about what makes you happy and you want to be with your friends. Wouldn't mention the crush thing that might influence "mom's" response. Besides it is a youth group going thats a positive thing in your life. Explain the importance to your mom..Tell her your too old for santa and time for friends...When I was your age me and my friends went to dinner together every year..Good memories for all of us.
yeah no problem, good luck.. I hope she understands..Wow, and it is a church youth group. ok you really,really should be allowed to go.. Isn't that was Christmas is all about..Christ.. Did she already say no?
aww.. I don't know what to say ...I wouldn't drive myself crazy about it if she is going to say no but I would try one more time. Tell her that you will feel dissapointed and left out if you don't go. Give her the old guilt trip. Bet a lot of people don't agree with my advice but really come on it's an innocent thing you want to do.
well you should do what MOM says she puts roof over your head
Tell your mom that your a bit too old for the santa stuff.