SPOILED!!!

The kids finally went to bed and Santa and Mrs. Claus got to work putting presents under the tree, stuffing the stockings, and wrapping the few final gifts that were purchased last minute to "fill in the gaps". We stood in the living room together and said to each other, OUR KIDS ARE SPOILED! Don't get me wrong, there were no fancy gifts this year. Their largest and most exciting presents were Razor scooters that cost a whopping $30.00 - but I have been shopping since October thinking that this would benefit us financially because I would be DONE when everyone else was just starting. Well, I found the opposite to be true. I just kept picking up little things here and there, storing gifts in every corner of our house as well as my parents house. When we finally got it all together we realized that we had gone overboard, once again! What is a mother to do? I sat and looked at everything and even debated putting a few things away to return but decided against it. Instead, we smiled Christmas morning as they opened and loved each gift. My favorite reactions were Kylee seeing that she did get the sleeping beauty castle that she has been requesting since August (she danced around the room and squealed), and Nick wondering how in the HECK Santa knew that he wanted a pirate ship. It was a fun morning! Kylee wanted a picture with her and Nick with all of their presents which I totally FAKED taking because I don't want them to look at that next year and wonder why Santa didn't bring them as much! Luckily Austin is too little to understand that his pile was a lot smaller than the other two kids! Anyway, does anyone else feel their kids were way too SPOILED this Christmas???

9 comments:

birnels said...

I love the family picture at the top. Where is Kylee's cute sweater from? yes, I think the kids are super spoiled at Christmas especially when you add in all the gifts from everybody else. But, it only happens once a year, and I love how fun it is!

Rachel said...

My kids were spoiled this year too! I felt total anxiety every time I walked past the pile of presents under the tree. I just kept thinking "This is too much stuff!" and wondering where we were going to put it all! Your family picture is so cute, you look great!

sherian & co. said...

LOVE the family picture, your family is beautiful!(and you look amazing) Yes, I also start early only to over-do it every year. I always feel my kids are spoiled, but I guess as long as it's not everyday it won't ruin them right? I like lots of little gifts, I just can't get enough of their faces when they open something! Every year I think,"I could have combined all those little gifts and given one nice gift", but that would make for a really short morning. I love that a $1 necklace means as much as a $20 one would.

Jen Tornow said...

I can't believe how spoiled Cecily was this year! Not that she got anything real pricey, but she just got a TON of crap (that she absolutely loves)! We drove up to Utah for Christmas with a car full of gifts for our family as well as for Cecily on Christmas morning. I thought we'd be totally fine coming home, since we were getting rid of so much of the stuff that was for other people. Well, Grandma Shonnie went overboard again! I think she gave my daughter EVERY Disney Princess thing ever made! We could barely breathe on the car ride back to NM! How do you tactfully tell your mother-in-law to stop spoiling your kid? By the way, I love all of your pictures!!!

lramey said...

TONS of snow!!! Like 6 inches in an hour and 1/2- not kidding! Lucky you missed it!

Mindy said...

The family picture is beautiful! You all look wonderful. You are so gorgeous! Thanks for the comments on my blog. You are just fantastic! I am so happy that you had a great Christmas!

Sharon said...

I love your family picture. It's beautiful. You look fabulous - great hair day!!!!

Juliew8 said...

Renee, We did have exactly the same reaction when we looked at all the stuff Christmas Eve. I thought about saving stuff for later and couldn't bring myself to do it. We have dang lucky kids, but as you said next year will be a different story.

Kellie said...

Sounds like you had such a fun Christmas. It is so hard not to give your kids stuff. They are so cute and it is such a fun time of the year. Owen we could have stopped at the stocking (there were only matchbox cars in there). He was content with just playing with those. We had to talk him to opening his other gifts.