Buying Christmas Presents For Kids

by beagooddad on October 21, 2007

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The recent poll was “Do you prefer buying one big present and a couple small presents for your kids or a bunch of medium presents?”

You voted 9 to 6 in favor of a bunch of medium presents.

We normally plan one big present and a few small presents for a variety of reasons.

  • By the time all of the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives buy presents, the kids have enough presents to completely refresh their inventory.
  • By the time the kids open all of those presents, I think the thrill of opening presents starts to wear off.
  • Pookie doesn’t really get the point of opening presents or get the any enjoyment about the process. He does like playing with the presents but normally after the first cool present, he just wants to play with that toy.
  • Geetle already thinks that every toy that she sees in a toy magazine and circles, should be under the Christmas tree. We probably shouldn’t go out of our way to encourage that.

Our plan this year was to figure out how to work a new bigger fish tank in as a family present. That plan disappeared over the weekend when BeAGoodMom and I did a little shopping. Oops. I’ll post some pictures and tell that story when I get a chance to get the pictures off of the camera. It is an impressive tank.

We’ll probably still go with the one main present for each kid but we’ll have to spend a little time rethinking what that present will be this year.

Time for a new poll.

I’ve seen a few people talking about getting rid of their TV recently. Would you be willing to get rid of your TV for a year?

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