Normally for DH/BM bdays, xmas, Mother's Day, and Father's Day I get with the kids and buy a gift for their parents from them.
Father's Day is coming up obviously. Because of some other things that have been going on, I totally spaced it off and did not ask the kids about gifts for Dad. This will be the first year since the kids were born that DH is not with them on Father's Day so it's probaly even MORE important to him.
I was walking through Rite Aid this afternoon picking up supplies for our trip when I overheard some kids with their mom picking out a card for Dad and thought "Sh!t I screwed up!"
But then I thought about it a bit more and ya know...they are 14 and 16YO now. Shouldn't they maybe be able to keep track of this stuff themselves and reach out if they want to do something? They seem able to remember Christmas for Mom, and Mom's bday and Mother's Day pretty well. They got ahold of me for all of those this year, had ideas, just needed a credit card.
So that got me thinking...at what point do you let them drive that sort of gift giving to parents?