I have one friend that sends me a yearly Christmas Newsletter. It outlines everything she has been doing in the year and she gets her family to update what they do as well.
Now, she has a daughter-in-law, and grandchild, she updates what her married son is doing, as well as the daughter-in-law and the news of the grandchild.
Some parts I don't mind, but I tend to come away feeling slightly inadequate with my year (LOL)
She tends to update all of the successful study she has completed, and all that she has achieved.
She praises her daughter in law(which is a nice thing) but outlines all of the study and degrees the Daughter-in-law has acheived in the year(as well as being a great mum).
She outlines all the good (charitable) work she has done in the year.
My DH doesn't want to read them and hear the news. He tends to feel a bit dummer each year they add another Degree to their family or gone on another super holiday. Jealousy? I am not sure. Maybe more inadequacy on my behalf.
I am happy for them but it would be nice to hear of their struggles so we can identify with them, or at least, feel a bit more human.
What about you?
Do you like receiving these letters or do you write them to your friends?
Do you share your heartaches and struggles as well as your successes or just your successes?
My DH calls them "the Pride letters" LOL
This post has been edited by lindenen: 13/12/2012, 11:58 AM