Last night, Eric and I got the kids to sleep, dishes were done, my post for the day was posted, the house was
Alright, so maybe I want to have a good old family Thanksgiving and Christmas. I want those memories and I want my kids to have them as well. As I have been thinking about this all day, I have also been struggling with something. It has not been a secret that money is more than tight for us this year and Christmas will be minimal. I find myself wrestling with the fact that I am upset that we can't buy more "stuff". Christmas is not SUPPOSED to be about stuff, but it is. One of the things I am struggling with is that I LIKE the stuff. I get excited to see Daylen get a new game system or the mysterious gift that Santa is going to bring the little kids. I think that Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse stuff is WAY FUN and WAY CUTE. But then, I read other blogs and they talk about only buying quality, hand made things and not making it a huge, present production. I am trying to figure out where my heart is in all of this. I know that if we were to change our gift-giving ways, we would need to do it NOW before Delaney and Brody are used to it bigger. Does that make sense?? I don't know.... just something that has been on my heart and it makes me tired. I love the stuff, I love my family, I want to raise my kids knowing what Christmas is TRULY about, I want to not waste money on toys that will break or are merely a numbered gift under the tree. I guess I want it all.... is that too much to ask? I just want a perfect holiday:) Like I said, just call me Sparky.....
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WHAT IS YOUR CHRISTMAS PHILOSOPHY?