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same number of christmas gifts?

so another post got me thinking.do you make sure your kids have the same number of gifts? i have never made her my kids get the same number i have always just got them what they asked for and liked.im not going to buy crap they dont need just to make the gifts even..its never been a problem they are 3 and 5 and i dont think they have ever even noticed.this yr my 5 yr old is only getting a few things because she only asked for 2 things and she is going on a shopping trip to the americn girl store with her daddy and my 2 younger boy will have alot more gifts then her. and it wont be a problem since she will get what she asked for.
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by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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UgtaBkdnMe
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:15 PM

LOL no, who counts gifts? If my kids counted to see who got more I would smack them.

SuperPickle
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

We have always done 4 since my oldest was born. Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read....

Keeping Christmas Simple:

Every year everyone in the family gets 4 Christmas gifts each representing one given to Jesus.
Something you WANT(GOLD, something worth gold to you)
Something you NEED(MYRRH, something to address individual talents/hobbies)
Something to WEAR(SWADDLING CLOTHES, a couple of outfits and a new set of PJ's)
Something to READ(FRANKINCENSE, supporting the spiritual side, books, music, artwork )

Also if you are not into the religious aspect of Christmas you can just use the want/need/wear/read part of it!

luvmymunchkins3
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM
i guess alot of the kids idk i never did as a kid and my kids dont


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

LOL no, who counts gifts? If my kids counted to see who got more I would smack them.


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UgtaBkdnMe
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I think it's a CM thing. :)

Quoting luvmymunchkins3:

i guess alot of the kids idk i never did as a kid and my kids dont


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

LOL no, who counts gifts? If my kids counted to see who got more I would smack them.



JessicaEOH
by Silver Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM
I always spend the same and get the same number.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I only have one...but I have a friend who does this.  Each year she gets her kids each pajamas, socks, jacket, three books, some sort of electronic, some sort of outdoor toy, and then arts and crafts and board games as family gifts. 

AleaKat
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:19 PM
I try to balance it but not always especially if one gets a bigger present.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Same number.
luvmymunchkins3
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM
i have to agree i think its crazy and can cause problems down the road when mom and dad cant always get them the same amount


Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

I think it's a CM thing. :)

Quoting luvmymunchkins3:

i guess alot of the kids idk i never did as a kid and my kids dont





Quoting UgtaBkdnMe:

LOL no, who counts gifts? If my kids counted to see who got more I would smack them.





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ambermario4ever
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I do give the same amount of gifts as well as try to spend around the same amount on each. But I don't go overboard. They have never gotten more than 12 gifts each from us and that includes books, movies, and toys.

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