Late last night I wrote a post about how we are doing Christmas this year. I’m really glad I just hit save as draft instead of publish because I was just super grumpy and whiny about kids and that’s just not what I want out there for the world to read. This morning though I’m in a much better mood and am going to try this again. Less complain, more happy. I don’t want to be the angry mom.
So, on that note, I’ve decided this year we are going to take the Want, Need, Wear, Read approach to gift giving. The kids have so many toys right now. SO many. Toys they probably don’t even realize they have any more. Whatever was the ‘it’ toy of the year they got in bulk. And nothing is where it needs to be. No more bins separating everything. It’s all one big hot toy mess.
On top of that, the kid’s just seem to WANT everything. And were expecting to get most of the the things they’ve circled in catalogs and added to their list.
And it’s kind of stressful. So this year we are taking Christmas down a notch and we will all get something we want, something we need, something to wear, and something to read.
And stockings and Santa. AND they have birthdays in early February.
I’m kind of excited. Less pressure to get all the things and more chances to focus on choosing one really cool thing for each category.
And less to wrap. Always a plus.