Ive been adopting kids for Christmas since I was 17 and I love it. This year obviously there are more folks needing help with the economy being the way it is and lack of jobs.
My prob is when someone is going to ask for Christmas help and putting expensive items on their wish lists of the kids. Now I know the kids ASK for the stuff but the parents obviously relay the information to which ever agency they are asking for help from.
If you cant afford anything at all, wouldnt you be just as grateful if your child had a few presents to open at all instead of nothing?
Locally we do an angel tree at a local business. People call and request to be put on the tree, then you go and pick and angel off the tree and buy them gifts based on their sex, age and likes on the list.
This year Ive seen SEVERAL asking for nintendo DSi's and Wii's and stuff like that and it just irks me.
Ive needed help before, when my daughter was 2, I was a single mom and all i could afford was a few items from the dollar store and I was just going to make do because she was young. My boss knew I was struggling and her and some of my coworkers got together and bought Christmas for my daughter and i was SOOOO very grateful regardless of what the items were.
Would it irk you? Would it bother you to know these parents think its ok to ask for this stuff when they need help providing gifts? I know its not the kids fault.
i never got it either. a gift should be just that a gift. some people place orders. i think a gift should be a surprise and it is the giver's choice on what item they want to give. i think its greedy and demanding when people ask for "gifts".
Answer by maya123 at 11:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by tootoobusy at 11:10 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by leksismommy at 11:14 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
I personally think that someone should be monitoring these wants. If, like tootoobusy says, someone may want to purchase these large items, the wants should be separated. If I participated in these programs, I would definitely be angry if I got someone who wanted something I would not even buy my own children. That's not right.
Answer by m-avi at 11:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2010
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