This is on my mind lately. As I told you, November is the new December so I am all up in the presents.
I really like the idea of 3 gifts, the same number that Jesus received on the night of his birth. But does Santa bring the 3? Or does Santa bring one and fill the stockings and the 3 are from mom and dad?
I also like this: something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read. But that is 4. :)
I guess my main thinking is PARE IT DOWN. We did somewhat last year and they were a little let down, I think. At least James was. As they get bigger they will only want more (and pricier stuff) and this is the time to set/change our pace. I would totally know the WOW gift for James this year, and for Nicky, but not sure on Ruby yet. What she really wants is kind of small and obviously from our mall so ??? (it is those african frogs from learning express. I don't think I ever posted that our 3 fish all died within the first week. you need to use bottled spring water for the frogs so hopefully they will live.) I do want Christmas morning to be fun so maybe open all presents (santa, mom and dad), except for new books and jammies, on Christmas morning?
okay, this was a brain dump. my kids get off the bus in 8 minutes so I gots to go. please share your traditions with me!