Dec 1, 201102:14 PMBaby Love
Something you want, something you need...
With ten days between my son's birthday and Christmas, December can quickly become expensive and just plain out obnoxious. Although he's not quite old enough to understand the concept of giving, and all two-year-olds are by nature greedy little gremlins, I still want to attempt to teach him that Christmas is truly not all about scoring the Little Tikes motherload.
Everytime we come to a Salvation Army bell ringer, I give my son a couple of coins (I have to be a little stingy when we average two a day) to put in the can. He thinks it's fun and someday I'll explain what it's for. Not to mention it's absolutely adorable and I always get a little "awe" from a passerby.
Also, in lieu of presents for his birthday, I'm going to ask people to bring canned food for donations. I promise you that between us and his grandparents he will have plenty of presents to open on his special day.
A friend of mine posted on facebook that she's going to use this new phrase for her boys' Christmas:
Something you want. Something you need. Something to wear. Something to read.
I love it and find it to be very tasteful.
I can say with complete honesty that I hardly remember a present I received growing up (besides those amazing Doc Martens in 96'). What I do remember is being at my Grandma and Grandpa's house surrounded by cousins; literally, there's like 20 of us.
To the Motherhood,