When it comes to presents from Santa, we follow the rule in our home of:
Something you want
Something you need
Somethings small (typically stocking stuffers) and
Something to read
I like the structure this brings to gifting. It has helped, particularly this year, in prepping Jack for the big morning. It has aligned expectations, hopefully helping to sideline any disappointments. And, it has kept me in check as I used to think the more, the merrier in regard to gifting, yet in reality this backfires into overstimulated children and stressed out parents!
So, on Christmas morning Jack will awaken to see that Santa brought a Walker Lego kit (want), socks (need), a sling shot, pop gun, golden chocolate coins, and a jump rope (small), and the first Hardy Boys book (read).
While Rigby will find a wooden teething toy (want), socks (need), a teething banana toothbrush, a flashlight projector, a pacifier clip, and wooden beads (small), and Green Eggs and Ham (read).
They will also each receive a few gifts from us (plus some from other family members, of course). How does your family approach Christmas gifting? Do you follow any special Santa rules?
The clock is ticking...It's almost time!! I hope on Christmas morning that their eyes are full of wonder and that they are delighted!