98.3 TRY Social dilemma: is it okay to forgo the family tradition of Black Friday?

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Patti and it’s about family traditions around Thanksgiving. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime. I have a dilemma for you. The day after Thanksgiving has always been a family day, where me, my husband and our children go buy our Christmas tree and start decorating it. Well, my 16 year old daughter just informed us that she and her friends had plans to go to the mall for Black Friday. She didn’t even ask us if we were okay; just told us. Although my husband didn’t really care, I was furious and told him she couldn’t go, it was a family tradition and as long as she lived at the house she would be part of it . As you can imagine, she called me horrible names and stormed into her room. My husband thinks I overreacted and should let her go, but I’m not moving. Am I wrong? I mean she’ll be out of the house in two years and I’m not ready to give up those traditions just yet. What would you do?

~ Patty

Hmm, well, I think Patti is wrong. I’m a big believer in tradition, I really am, but we have to let our kids grow up. I think she should let her 16 year old daughter hang out with her friends. That’s my point of view anyway.

What do you think? Let me know on the TRY the Facebook page.