Do your parents/in-laws give your children gifts from themselves or 'santa'?
Tomorrow morning my kids will wake up at home and Santa will have come. They are both getting spoilt rotten.
Then on boxing day we're going away with my parents and my mum wants to do 'santa' again when we get there to give presents from her and dad.
I'm just wondering if other grandparents do this??
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24-12-2011 14:12 #1
Grandparents and Santa
24-12-2011 14:40 #2
My parents give presents to DS from them...not from Santa.
24-12-2011 14:42 #3
we always got the presents from
them as kids... Santa presents were
for at home
24-12-2011 14:48 #4
My parents do but our whole family stays over Christmas eve so everyone opens presents together
24-12-2011 15:13 #5
All other family members do present from them not Santa
24-12-2011 15:18 #6
I'd not be happy about that. Santa is Santa. Christmas eve is when he comes and that's all. I wouldn't want to confuse jasper.
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24-12-2011 15:23 #7-
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My parents do Santa - They have already told the boys that Santa will be stopping by tonight so they best behave
EXP is also doing Santa on boxing day, they boys are going to his house Christmas day night and he is doing presents Boxing day.
24-12-2011 15:40 #8
I wouldn't be happy with that, either. If they really want to give gifts from Santa, why can't they send the pressies to your place for xmas morning? I could *kind of* get it if they said "oh, look kids, Santa stopped off at our place on xmas eve and left presents for you all!" but not having another night where santa comes again that's just weird.
24-12-2011 15:45 #9
DD is getting some presents from Santa at home then we'll go to my parents and she'll get presents from Santa again and then presents from them and my sister, one from us, then we go to my MIL's parents where she'll get more but from her great aunts, grandparents and great grandparents and her aunt and uncle!!
24-12-2011 16:33 #10
Thanks for the replies. It kind of annoys me. My mum has a habit of overstepping the boundaries between being our kid's parent v grandparent. I did kind of explain last year that as the parents, we're Santa and mum looked at me like I was mad!! Anyway, apparently my gentle words weren't sufficient and I'll have to do it again.
It's confusing enough for my 3.9yo DD because she's just understanding it all. I also don't want to raise her expectations that this happens every year as we spend every second year with my in-laws and they are much more 'modest' with their gifts.
I don't understand why she can't just give from them-she'd get all the credit then anyway!!!???
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