So I’m sure we’re all aware that it is Christmas next week, if you’re not aware of that well.. you are now. I’m scrolling through my timeline on Facebook & I see a christmas thread on a mummies group. Now I’m not one to judge when it comes to christmas but I can’t help but feel like there are a few out there trying to rock the boat. I am seeing a lot of posts with the ‘is this enough?’ question at the start followed by a picture of what they’ve bought their little ones for christmas this year.
I’ll be honest, I am one to question myself when it comes to christmas like this year, we don’t have much money, we’re on a budget and we have a 2-year-old to buy for. The ‘is this enough?’ question has come to mind but let’s be honest, is my 2-year-old going to care? She doesn’t know any different and she’s probably going to be more impressed with the box that it came in. I feel like sometimes people post those ‘is this enough?’ posts to rub it in a little, I understand the people who are wholeheartedly asking after they’ve bought a small amount of presents due to financial difficulties but when you get those people who have bought waaaaaay more than the ‘normal’ amount and are there to boast about how much they’ve spent, it starts to grind my gears a little. “I’ve only spent £1000 on each of the kids this year” sorry, what? £1000? Seriously? and you have 3 children? Wow.. and then there’s me buying presents 3 months early in the sales because I know I’m not going to be able to afford it by December. I’m not hard done by and I am definitely not writing this post for sympathy but my god I am getting a little annoyed with the amount of ‘Is this enough?’ posts because there are others out there who can’t afford it.
I heard another blogger talk about christmas presents the other day and how she doesn’t post pictures of all of her presents under the tree because she doesn’t think its fair on the people who are less fortunate. I am totally with you girl, I mean don’t refrain from taking pictures of your presents by all means, be proud of what you’ve got but don’t boast about spending £1000 on each of your children when there are people out there who can barely afford £200 for the whole family. At the end of the day, it’s not about how many presents you’ve got or how much you’ve spent, it’s the thought that counts & the time and effort that goes into it. If you can’t afford to buy presents for people, don’t. Just send them a card or spend some quality time with them. This year we haven’t even bought Alyssia a main present. Last year was Alyssia’s first christmas and I’ll be the first to admit that we went a bit mad with buying, and for what? She wasn’t even 1 yet and didn’t have a clue what was going on. This year she’s a little bit older and is loving the idea of christmas. We’ve bought her lots of smaller presents the majority of which were bought in the sales.
So all I ask is that before you doubt yourself or feel the need to tell the world that you’ve spent £1000 on each of your children, maybe just remember that the kids aren’t bothered, they will be happy with whatever and in regards to boasting… well that just makes you look like a d*ck, let’s be real.
Happy Christmas Everyone!