Parenting Story: Christmas Presents

Having kids at Christmas is awesome – it’s also really stressful, when it comes to getting presents.  Not picking them out so much, but trying to not get too many things and overspend. Every time I go to a website or store, everything looks so amazing and it would be super easy to just go into debt and buy the kids a bajillion things they don’t have room for anyway. Not to mention that this completely dilutes the meaning of the season.  So, to keep ourselves in check and manage the kids expectations, they get 4 gifts from us and one from Santa.  Their gifts are:

Something to Read
Something to Wear
Something you Want
And Something to Share

Share items can be a donation to a favorite charity or a play-doh set they all three use together. So far, so good!

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