Christmas is almost here should I or shouldn't I ??
November 7, 2008 10:51am CST
Christmas is coming and we are broke, broke. I suggested to my hubby that this year we not get each other anything and spend what we can on the kids. At first he wouldn't agree to it, but now he says ok. Part of me still thinks he will get me something even if I don't want him too. So do I get him something just in case or do I just stick to what we said and don't get him anything? I would feel horrible if he does and I have nothing to give. That is the part I hate most about christmas!! The gift giving! Christmas would be so great if it wasn't for that. I love the decorations, the smells of christmas, the snow and family gathering, the rest can be left out.
7 Nov 08
i think you should stick to your agreement, because as you have already said, christmas is just a state of happinnes, a time when you should feel at peace with yourself, and not a time when u must feel obliged to trade gifts. people tend to focus to the gifts part and forget what christmas really represents
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7 Nov 08
I agree completely people have forgotten what christmas is really about. That's why I think the gift giving should be eliminated. Kids look forward to that part and that part only, we as parents need to teach them that gifts are not what christmas is about. But don't get me wrong I do enjoy the looks on their faces when they see all the presents. Even though I know they will only play with them the first couple days and thats it the rest of the time they will just lay around on their bedroom floor and never be touched again.