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Old 10-04-2012, 10:49 PM   #20
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Re: Christmas presents- limit number per child...question

We do "something to share" instead of something to wear. Board games, sports equipment that needs two to play etc.

So, want, need, share, read. Plus a couple of things from mum and dad and something from each other. And a stocking. Gee, that still sounds like too much listed out like that, doesn't it?

Plus what they receive from extended family. Who are now mostly receptive to working from a very specific list.

As they get older (7 and 4 yr old's, ds) they ask for specific things. Rock climbing gear like dad, a particular lego set. And as it's something they REALLY want, they are super happy to receive it and don't go worrying about quantity.
Mum to 3 boys, Hunter '05, Rowan '08 and Lightning, stillborn 2011

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