It’s really important for parents to be responsible for all the expensive presents on Christmas and not Santa Claus. Here’s why.
A few years ago my friend commented that Santa was bringing her son an Xbox for Christmas. Everyone at the table sort of cringed at the idea but she didn’t understand why.
It occurred to me that not everyone had realized how important it was to let Santa off easy, only bringing a few inexpensive gifts.
I wanted to take a few minutes to share why most of the people at dinner that night thought an Xbox was a bad idea.
We Need To Try And Keep Santa Gifts Even For Every Child
I’m sure growing up when you would go to school after the holiday break and hear kids chat about what they got for Christmas, there were kids that got much more than you and kids that got less.
I certainly remember feeling jealousy on several occasions.
That’s a part of life and one that we cannot attempt to change. Some families just have more money than others.
But why would Santa bring some kids $200 presents and others $25 presents?
It not only doesn’t make sense to kids why Santa would be so generous to some but not to them, it’s also painful. It takes the joy and the magic out of Christmas.
Santa is not cruel. Santa doesn’t like some kids more than others.
(The sweetest Christmas tradition: Reindeer In Here)
There isn’t a set monetary value you should stick to and of course no way to even everything out across the board for every child. The simple objective that we should all commit to is giving parents credit for the expensive presents.
If you want to buy your kiddo a PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and a trampoline all at once then go for it if you have the means to do so.
But sign your name on the gift tag, not Santa. ♥
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.