This is 9/31 in a series on honesty. Each day gets a little harder to face my own challenges!
Last week I posted about toys–how did we get so many, what do I do with them, do I organize or pitch? and finally what do I do about Christmas? My kids have accumulated so much stuff–it’s all fun but it is a lot.
What do I do for Christmas if we have so much already. Last year I bought:
- Backpacks for 2 kids
- lunch box for 1 kid (filled with fun goodies)
- Americian girl doll glasses for 2 dolls
- hand knit fingerless gloves for my daughter
- matching gloves for her Americian girl doll
- hand knit mittens for my son
- a homemade polar fleece WI scarf (which is odd because we are University of Michigan fans)
- bath crayons
- a robe set for each girl and a tiny robe for their dolls (they were VERY into AG dolls last year)
- a few books and magazine subscription to National Geographic
This year I’m still stuck on what to get them but here is my list:
- Alex Morgan soccer shirt
- flannel sheets in a fun print
- sleeping bag for a little boy
- iTunes gift card
- I’ve been scouring for free books on Kindle . . . I’ll unveil those on Christmas
- candy–they rarely get candy (homemade hard candy and peanut brittle have been favorites in the past)
- a pack of gum for the older kids–they rarely get gum
- 3 tooth brushes that are “fancy”–I have 2 bought and will get the other one the next time they go on sale and I have a coupon
- a coupon book for each kid
- a handmade ornament that says 2012 for each child
That may be all they get. I’m ok with that. I want gifts that are useful and aren’t plastic that will be stepped on and discarded. My intention is to focus on the birthday and not the presents.
What ideas do you have for Christmas?
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