Lately, since it's holiday frenzy time, I have been seeing lots of posts of Facebook about my friends stressing out that they can't find this gift for this person, or that they are worried if this person has enough gifts, etc. It drives me insane that people are taking Christ out of Christmas and replacing it with X-Box, Legos, and Barbie's.
Let me remind you that Jesus got THREE gifts, Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Just three gifts and he is JESUS, the King of Kings! I am sorry to be the one to tell you this, but your child is not better than Jesus and does not deserve anything better than him.
My (future) children will only get three gifts from me and my (future) husband. No one will say they are deprived because they will absolutely not be just because they don't get every single thing on their wish list. Besides that, they will get a mountain of other toys from your other family members. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, etc are all going to get little Suzy and Timmy something. Don't stress, it's not what the holidays are about.
My friend said that she knows a woman that gets her children three gifts one educational, one spiritual, and one fun gift. I love that idea! Maybe I will adopt that idea too.
So, this year remember the reason for the season is JESUS.