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I think I went overboard :)

I totally spent $xxxx.xx on gifts i even felt i bought my 3yr old 2 more gifts than my 1.5yr old so i went out an spent $xxx.xx more dollars is it that serious? does anyone else do this ( feel like you have to buy them equal amouts and buy them more when they dont need much more?)


Asked by premiemom18 at 1:39 AM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Shopping

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  • I only have one child. But we always buy him 10 gifts, 1 big. This year I think he got 2 big and 12 presents. :) His grandparents, aunts, uncles also buy him lots as well.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:06 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • My Husband and I always wind up spending more on Our Son than We plan to..ever since before He was Born! It's just so easy to want to buy, Buy, BUY - after all, He deserves it more than any kid out there and We can't help but spoil the poo outta Him! =]

    Answer by -AJ at 1:45 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I didn't...when they were little I got them stuff but mainly I knew that since they were small, all the other relatives where going to splurge on them. I get them nice stuff now because once they pass 13, people tend to forget about them as kids and the presents from others deminish.

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 1:41 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Even though my kids are teens now, I still try to keep the number of gifts even. She opens one then he opens one,,,lol They count mom, dont think they dont! lol

    Answer by beyondhopes at 1:49 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • yes i did when they were little!

    Answer by harris4 at 1:39 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • ookk my goodness i thought i was the only one everyone see's my tree and says really? are all those gifts neccessary? i no as they get older the gifts will be expensiver and they will be like mommy i want - - - but for now i enjoy going broke lol

    Comment by premiemom18 (original poster) at 1:42 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I never ask anyone to buy my kids anything because i rather get it but ur lucky ppl bought them things i was going to say that as they get older ppls gifts get smaller lol

    Comment by premiemom18 (original poster) at 1:45 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • i thought so i no when i was young my brother got tons of good gifts n me an my sister got cheap things but we new it was because he was the boy they always wanted so we always said when we got older we would get the kids equal gifts even though she has none she always buys them equal even on bdays if one gets 1 the other gets 1 too :)

    Comment by premiemom18 (original poster) at 1:51 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I was the same way the first 2 years or so.. Now I know better lol I'm enjoying to "easy" years while they last, when my daughter would be perfectly happy with a $5 Barbie doll and my son is only interested in the wrapping paper haha.. They each have 6 presents a piece and 1 big gift "from Santa".. but that also doesn't include the spoiling they get from my parents! My mother probably bought then each double the amount I did although I kept telling her it wasn't necessary lol

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 8:35 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I try to keep it even, but it doesn't always work out. And this year the two older boys (17 & *8) asked for expensive gifts. THey got them (THANKS TO LAYAWAY!!!) but the youngest (6) asked for something simple and only cost $35. I do not want to buy a bunch of junk he won't use or really like just to make it all even. We have been wracking our brains trying to figure out what to get him to at least bring his gifts up to $100......... This has been a better year than last. We started layaway early. And I worked cleaning a friends house every week for cash. It has been a blessing and I can't wait for my boys to open their gifts.

    Answer by eluc at 8:46 AM on Dec. 20, 2010