Posted by Karen S.
I'm trying to stay ahead of holiday shopping for my three
grandsons. I pick things up here and there and stash them away. As
it gets closer to Christmas I analyze what I have left to buy and I
find myself counting each boy's gift pile, trying to keep them as
even as possible.
That must be a hold over from having four siblings and measuring
"fairness" on Christmas mornings. It's sure not the message I want
to give to the little guys, but even my daughter admits that she
eyed her brother's pile of presents and measured it against her
own. I am considering getting a pretty pricey Wii game bundle for
the older two, but then their little brother's stash will
look much heavier than theirs. As much as I hate it, that
concerns me. Will they understand that they have less to unwrap
because the cost was much greater?
Why did I think this was over when my children moved into
adulthood? Truth be told, I still count their
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