I have always been of the mind that when you purchase a gift for your kids that you purchase something special to THEM... not try to fill a dollar requirement.
I keep seeing posts about spending X amount on each child. I think that is simply ridiculous. If my son loves legos ($30) and my daughter loves American girl ($80)... why should I purchase 2 gifts for my son just because my daughters gift costs more???? The only thing the kids are going to know is that my son got TWO gifts and my daughter ONE.
I think all this trying to be monetarily equal is just silly and have never understood it. When they are little they do not know the prices of things... and when they are older they should understand that gift giving comes from the heart and not the pocketbook. When they are old enough to know the prices they should have learned by then that the gift giver is giving something they think the recipient would like/need.... not trying to price out every little thing.
I think it is silly and sends the wrong message.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
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