So again, despite us pleading with our families to not go overboard on the gifts, they've overdone it.
DD is 3 in March and DS is 12 weeks old and they were just given so much. DS is clearly none the wiser and DD didn't care for any of her presents, she just put them down and went to play outside with her uncles.
So not only has everyone wasted their money, it's a waste of resources, it's all cluttering our house which I'm trying to declutter as we are selling it early next year.
We told everyone last year they bought too much, but no one listened.... I don't want my kids thinking material things are the key to a happy life, Christmas should be about good food, time with family and a couple of treats that they need or want and will actually use and appreciate. I know many of you will be thinking I'm being very ungrateful. But all I can think of are the poor kids out there who get nothing for Christmas, yet my kids who want for nothing in their lives (they have enough 'things' but also have so many people in their lives who love and adore them) get so much superfluous stuff.
Anyway, I'm not sure what the point of this thread is, I guess part vent and part looking for others who may be in the same boat to share frustrations.