I am so close to finishing my Christmas shopping. Being the good mom that I am I have to make it even and I realized that I need some more small gifts for The Girl. After that I am done!
I am keeping it simple this year for lack of funds but my kids have never had a Christmas where they get loads of stuff. Instead of X-Box or Game Cube or whatever the newest video game rage is they get board games. We are a Christian family so we focus on the birth of a Saviour rather than Santa Clause. (Though he does make an appearance too.) The other reason being I am a single mom making $10.00/hour. I just don't have the money to go all out. This is in no way a complaint. In fact, I feel blessed. The fact is I don't want my kids to have it all. I don't want to keep up with the Jones's. I want my children to appreciate hard work and being thankful for the abundance that God has blessed us with. And you know what? They do. I am teaching them an attitude of gratitude. They know that money comes from working hard and the gifts they receive are given in love.
So on December 25 my kids will wake up to three or four presents each then spend the day with the most amazing and loving family. My kids will be happy. And that is all I care about.