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Did you spoil your children during the holiday?

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I may have gone a bit overboard buying presents for my 2 year old for christmas. Just one big one,  a wooden parking garage, but lots of little ones too and pratically a libraries worth of books.

Now she is asking for more stuff, she thinks christmas is everyday, I feel like I may have given her too much, yet she still wants more, next year it is a lump of coal, anyone else getting this lash back from the holidays.???
asked in Steps & Stages by Lastmomstanding (142 points)

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No matter how many gifts you give her she will always want more.  That little adrenaline rush they get when they open a pressent is addictive and they need time for things to return to normal.  We tell our kids that for the months of December and January there will be no "special" purchases (meaning toys) other than for Christmas.  They have adapted somewhat to this rule, but they still ask.
answered by cmic (4,473 points)
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We do not... we have 3 kids & money is tight!  They are old enough to understand & we always celebrate christmas as a "family holiday" (it doesn't revolve around the gifts!)  They each get 2 gifts from us, but all our family bring gifts as well.  We all shop as a family & purchase one boy gift & one girl gift & we donate it to our local toy drive!
answered by karlisss (3,585 points)
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Somewhat, but he is older & on his own, so he got presents & money!
answered by bcpotts (7,692 points)
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I didnt as we cant afford it. He got a racetrack from Santa and a toy drum set from Mom and Dad, cash from the grandparents...but his big sister and fiance spolied my son rotten! A laptop! for an 8 year old :o.

Including a membership for some popular mutliplayer online game. My son loves it and I have to struggle with him to have him adhere to time limits.

Just wait till my grandkids come and I can repay the favour, HAHA!

answered by Guppy (6,009 points)