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My little brother is not getting anything for Christmas because my mom can't afford it.

My mom has a ton of bills that she has got behind on and can not afford Christmas. I am thinking about instead of getting my Dh a large present getting him something smaller and getting my little brother a larger gift and saying it is from my mom, his dad, and our family. Btw he is 13.

Edit:

I decided to buy him a pair of skates that are $199, which is crazy to me, but he really wants them. But they are on sale believe it or not. They are normally $300 and they are giving away a summer pass to the skate center he normally goes to which is a $60 value. I figure the pass will be from my family and mom, and the skates from santa :)
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by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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LucyMom08
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Holy crow, I could have written this post, haha...I am doing the same for my 13 year old brother, for the same reason...
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Stormycrystal
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Thats sweet. Wheere yall from
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Crazylovingfam
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
We live in Ohio


Quoting Stormycrystal:

Thats sweet. Wheere yall from

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Crazylovingfam
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM
That's a good idea. I just found the skates he wants for $199 online. I think that may be what we will go with.


Quoting Linds2Horse:



Quoting Crazylovingfam:

I am just afraid she will get pissed because she don't like accepting help.



Quoting maris1192:

One year that happened to my aunt and my dad went ahead and did the same thing for her, my aunt was so thankful for my dad. To watch her cry w happy tears made my Christmas that year! Do it!



Can you drop it off late Christmas eve with a note, "from Santa"?


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rainbowbabe220
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM
That's a great idea... every kid deserves a good christmas...
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Crazylovingfam
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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Very true! I still have to be a little evil and put the candy coal in his stocking lol


Quoting rainbowbabe220:

That's a great idea... every kid deserves a good christmas...

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Stormycrystal
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:39 PM
You should do it. Your brother deserves a good Christmas. Someone is helping me this year. When I can repay the favor I will help a family in need as well. Follow your heart


Quoting Crazylovingfam:

We live in Ohio




Quoting Stormycrystal:

Thats sweet. Wheere yall from


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Linds2Horse
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM


Quoting Crazylovingfam:

That's a good idea. I just found the skates he wants for $199 online. I think that may be what we will go with.


Quoting Linds2Horse:

 


Quoting Crazylovingfam:

I am just afraid she will get pissed because she don't like accepting help.



Quoting maris1192:

One year that happened to my aunt and my dad went ahead and did the same thing for her, my aunt was so thankful for my dad. To watch her cry w happy tears made my Christmas that year! Do it!



Can you drop it off late Christmas eve with a note, "from Santa"?



You definitely deserve the Best Sister of the Year award!!

MrsLuciano02
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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I have 2 sisters (28 and 11) and the 11 year old lives with the 28 year old as our mother lives in another state and my 28 year old sister is buying the 11 year old gifts and saying they are from our mother so she can save her money (her and her DH (sorry he is not my SPD) have no job and need all the money they can save)

3xangel
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:46 AM


Quoting mgm_5:

sounds like a good idea that's really sweet of you
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