They all have October birthdays. My oldest usually got $50 but this year she got $15. My 3&5 year old got about $300 worth of stuff each.
I'm not usually one to add things up but we are talking a huge difference and it's upsetting the oldest. I completely understand her feelings.
My kids have plenty. PLENTY. I've mentioned several times that they really don't need anything and that we have a savings account they could contribute too if they wanted. I understand wanting to get them at least one toy but why not just put the rest in savings.
Is there anyone else who has been in this type of situation? How would you handle it? What would you tell the oldest? I feel like I need to go over and beyond for her for Christmas and not get very much for the 3&5 yr old. But at the same time I don't want them thinking I do more for my oldest.
I do put together a nice basket for my oldest and everything in it is something we can do together. I get movie tickets, restaurant gift card, shopping gift cards to her favorite stores, mani/pedi gift certificate, etc. Then we will go do all those things together and spend some one on one time together.
I think she is just not feeling the love from my husbands family and it upsets me.