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Old 12-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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Re: Christmas with a special needs child - write your own blurb/advice/experience her

Originally Posted by Mommy2JandS View Post
This lesson finally clicked for us last year. My MIL always buys way too much for everyone, but J can not handle it. He was ready to be done after 4 or 5 gifts and she kept pushing him to open them all which did not go over well.
This is DS every year. This year we asked that they contribute money to one large/high price gift and leave it at that. They were concerned that he'd feel left out since his cousin will have many more packages to open. I'm hoping they don't decide to get additional gifts. They mean well, but the pressure to open everything and expectation for him to be excited is a bit too much.
Amber, wife of M, mom of L (3/08) and A (5/14).
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