Monday, November 21, 2011
Christmas Gifts for the Kids
Although my kids are all still young (3 and under). It seems like they have so much stuff already and we have no place to put it, and I'm scared to see what my house will look like after Christmas. For Liam's first Christmas we only got him a few presents since he was only 10 months old and didn't know the difference. Then when I had Declan I didn't even know what to get him his first Christmas since we had alot of toys from Liam, but I felt bad since Liam was getting so much so I bought him more then I should have. With three boys it's hard to think of things to get when they are little since we have a lot of baby toys already. Now Declan is starting to have things he likes, so it will be easier to think of a few things for him. For Rory I saw a little walker that looked cute and we don't have one and I'm pretty sure by then he may be able to push one, so I think I'll get him that, but not much else.
This year I decided I'm not going to go overboard. Last year I kept feeling like maybe I didn't get them enough, and then just kept buying more because I felt guilty like they should have a million presents. Then on Christmas day it seemed to take all of 5 minutes to open all the gifts and I was still stuck thinking, was that enough, but it was and I know it. I think if you give them 10 gifts or 30 they can open them in only a few minutes.
My friend was telling me the other day how her aunt used to get their kids 4 gifts every year: Something they want, need, wear, and read. I looked it up online and came across this website here if you want more info or ideas. I thought that it was a super cute idea and to be honest I started my shopping already and think my kids may be too young to understand it this year, but I may try it next year. I think it sounds like a great way to not go overboard, plus your kids know what to expect. No matter what it seems like they end up with too much, half of our kids toys are at their grandparents already because we have no room for them, so this year I'm thinking less is better and I am going to focus on the few things I know my oldest one really wants and get my younger two a couple of things they will like. What do you guys do at your house for Christmas?