I try so hard to keep the list short and to fill it with things that the kids need. We even try to keep it toy-free. Then there is something that creeps in when I am shopping. This is horrible to admit but I kind of feel that the more gifts I give to my kids, the better parent I am. The happier my kids are on Christmas morning is determined by how many gifts they get to open.
HOW DID I GET HERE?
As a parent I do my best to teach my kids the true meaning of the holidays, to teach the lesson that it is "better to give than to receive." Yet I was stressing myself (and my bank account) out with my ever-growing shopping list. And then year after year I have to keep topping myself.
This needs to stop. I am sending mixed messages to my kids by telling them the season is about giving and then buying them a truck load of gifts. As a parent I want to buy my children everything their heart desires. But how much is too much?
We want to hear from you about this topic......
Do you have a "game plan" when it comes to buying holiday gifts for the children in your life?
Do you make sure that everything is fair and even?
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