8. Do you have a love or a hate relationship with Christmas Shopping?
For me it depends on the year, and whether or not I have planned in advance and done some well ahead of time. This year I didn't get much done early, but I went in armed with a plan and it makes it so much easier. Also, years ago my friend, Tracy, shared with my her gift giving solution for her kids:
Something they want
Something they need
Something to read
and I forgot the 4th....Tracy help me out here.
Anyways, I modified it a little for our family and the kids all get
...the rhyming helps me remember, lol! Sometimes the Need ends up being a little lenient because the need and wear can often be the same thing. It's all up to me and the bargains I can find compared to what's on their lists. I do love hunting down a good bargain and seeing them get something they want...and for the record, these aren't always expensive gifts either. I've been pleasantly surprised by their lists.
They also get a stocking and one gift from Santa. Usually something they want...whether they think so or not :)