How do you keep an even keel with Christmas presents?
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|Thu, 12-13-2012 - 4:03pm|
The SM of my kids is intent on showing me up when it comes to presents it seems. I've tried to work it all out with my ex in the past so that we don't duplicate and that it stays pretty even, but now that she's in the picture she's trying to get in the middle of it. I try to keep some sanity in the gift buying so that the kids aren't expecting a ton of expensive toys and gifts, but she is making it very hard. My daughter has no problem asking for a new iPhone or a pair of Uggs now because she tells them that it's totally okay to put that on the list, that she can always get it for them. My daughter is way too young for both of these items, it's so frustrating!!!
I'm trying to not take it personally, but it does grate. I know that she's trying to be the fun parent, but it's not in the best interest of my kids. How would you handle this?