I have a daughter who's turning 8 next month, and she's decided to go on a growth spurt - right before the holidays. This has necessitated buying her some new clothes, since her current pants/skirts are too short. However, I'm faced with a minor dilemma. The purchase of new clothes for the kids is usually a big event in our house (don't know why, but the kids love new clothes), and I'm unsure how to handle giving my daughter her new duds.
I have been done with the buying and wrapping of Christmas gifts for weeks, and my 5-year-old twins are not in need of new clothes. If I wrap them and put them under the tree, as my husband has suggested, I'm afraid the disparity of gifts will be obvious (unless I use a giant box, but that's noticeable too). I'd personally rather not give them as Christmas gifts, since they're necessities - should I just hang them in her closet, and tell the boys that their sister really needed new clothes (and hope they're not jealous)? Any and all suggestions welcome.
*Edit* Something I realized I should have put in the question: My twins are a little delayed, particularly when it comes to behavior (although one is better than the other). They know that sometimes they get stuff when their sister doesn't, and vice versa - but this is the first Christmas where they've really been aware of what's going on, gift-wise. Could be, they'll have no problem with it, I just wanted to be cautious. Or as my husband says, I wanted to over-analyze the who situation. Thank you all who've posted, I think I'm just going to put the stuff away, and go from there.
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