So the conversation at playgroup this morning was on brithday/christmas presents their kid's are given for christmas and birthdays and what people do with them all.
Some of the mum's admitted to unwrapping all the presents on the occasion with the child but putting half of them away for the child's next birthday/christmas as there was just too much. The child was about 3yrs old? ...ummm do a toy cull before the occasion then??!!
One mum even said "ive thought about re-wrapping for gifts for others...." i just thought this was awful.
Another had twins and said she got DOUBLE the presents for their birthday, so split it all in half and has put them away for christmas presents this year. Ummm my SIL has twins and i'd be a bit saddened, almost as if my efforts were a waste or presents not good enough if i knew the presents i got her kids were put away because they got too much stuff not to mention, isnt that being a bit of a tight ****?...because SHE wont have to buy as much?
I just dont know if any of this sounds right? But maybe it's the norm now?
What do you do if your children end up with an excess of toys/gifts for their birthday/christmas?