So, I'm stressed about Christmas. Not over-the-top stressed, just stressed enough to make my hubby a little crazy as I constantly talk about... GIFT RECEIVING.
My kids are so lucky to have 3 sets of loving/doting/generous grandparents. They really do a great job of checking in with us to buy things we like and/or the kids would like (since those two things are often different. exhibits A-Z: any toy that makes noise!). So what could I possibly worry about? I admit, it's RIDICULOUS!
With that disclaimer being said, here they are:
1. Will my kids grow up feeling less excited for our family Christmas morning since we can't do as much?
2. Will my kids appreciate their gifts? I wish I could just give them one gift a day for a month (or three) instead of overloading them all at once.
3. WHAT ABOUT SANTA? What makes Santa's gifts exciting if, as they say, the best is yet to come? We plan to "let" Santa give each girl one big gift and possibly a stocking.
Ho Ho Hum... I know I'm not alone in these concerns, ridiculous as they may be. What are your thoughts? How do you handle the Christmas receiving in your family?
*Note to my mom, smother-in-law & mother-in-law: Thanks for always checking in with me about gifts. You couldn't be more understanding and receptive to our concerns! So, this post is by no means a complaint... just a young mama trying to sort out her feelings. Love you!
*What about the true meaning of Christmas? I feel like we've got that pretty well covered! On Saint Nicholas Day, the girls will be boxing up their under-used toys to give to kids who will appreciate them. We will also attend Christmas Eve church and be throwing a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Day!