With The Holidays just around the corner, I've got gift-giving on my mind. I have no desire to fall into the trap that is a materialistic Christmas because, although we are not religious, I truly believe that The Holidays are more about spending time with the ones you love than gifts. When I was a kid, my parents were great about not buying us enough presents to stock a whole toy store, and as much as I groveled about it at the time, I cannot tell you how grateful I am now. It taught me to look forward to more than just what I would find under the tree.
This year, since she is so young, we are buying Cheech one present. We figure with the insane amount of gifts she'll most likely be getting from her grandparents, that's more than enough. But as she gets older, we're going to have to devise some sort of plan. I like the idea of gifting her a couple gifts that she needs, and about three gifts that she wants (some being from us, and some being from Santa). What are your thoughts on this? Do you find this plan Scrooge-y, or would this even be too many in your household? I'd love to know.
Photo, Peas in our Pod