In December last year, I wrote about my challenges of buying gifts for my husband.
A few weeks ago, my oldest son mentioned a Kindle. He then ended up using his birthday money from Grandma, and bought his own.
My middle son ordered his own present on e-bay with money he’s been saving since Kindergarten, (yes, he’s great at saving money from Grandpa and Grandma since birth.)
My youngest son says he wants nothing more than for us to allow him to enlist in the Army and attend West Point. (I’m not going to touch this subject right now.)
I know I should be grateful they don’t ask for presents, and part of me likes to believe that our year of frugal living in Belize shifted their attitudes towards acquiring less, however, this does bring out the “guilt factor” of having a tree with nothing underneath it.
What are you doing for your family, friends and the world this Christmas?