You know about giving? Giving is easy, but it can be stressful this time of year. Getting the right gifts, giving gifts to everyone, not knowing who to give to or if you gave enough. All this equals stress, stress you don’t need this year. You need to relax and do what I do, because that is what all my articles are about. Doing things my way!
I don’t give gifts! It’s true, just ask my kids. They haven’t been gifted in 4 years. So they don’t even know what they are missing. It’s been awesome if I do say so myself. They have not been without, because they are all over-gifted by my mom and my wife’s mom. The grandparents pretty much give them all the gifts they need. In fact, when we first had our oldest son they gifted so much that we had gifts for his birthday too!
If you are unsure of this method I want to tell you to give it a try. The worst thing that will happen is they will cry… But they will forget about it in 5-7 years. Sometimes you gotta be frugle, besides that you give them plenty of things. Things like:
-3 meals a day
-The best years of your life
They are getting gifts everyday, so there are no complaints allowed.
If you need to know what to do about giving gifts to others, like your distant cousins or your mothers brothers step child, if you are not sure, err on the side of “Christmas card”. You cannot go wrong with the card. It shows you care without the chance of failing the gifting process. Nobody likes a failure, well… I guess their mothers still do.
We had to break down and buy the kids gifts this year because they saw it on tv. So we bought them a few and sold the tv. Hey! We have to protect our way of life, don’t hate!