photo by ninjapoodles
About a month ago I sent my college kids an email asking them what they wanted for Christmas.
For those of you with small children – one thing you will learn as your children get older is that the items on their Christmas wish list get more expensive in direct correlation to their age!! Gone are the good old days when we could surround the tree with gifts only costing $20.00 or less!
Feeling the effects of the economy, as many of you are I am sure, I decided to give my children some guidelines for their Christmas Wish List this year. I asked each of them to tell me….
Something you Want
Something you Need
Some kind of Toy
Something to Read
I thought you might enjoy the list I got back from my 24 year old son!
Something you Want – a new car
Something you Need -a woman
Some kind of Toy – a boat
Something to Read – a church history book
I quickly learned that I needed to set even tighter guidelines – I needed to give them a budget to work with! None of the items on his list except the book fell within his budget!
Each year my kids ask my husband what he wants for Christmas.
Each year his response is the same…
“Children who obey”
He pretty much gets what he wants every year – give or take! 🙂
Thought I’d share a photo of what’s waiting for me….
Yes, those are my Christmas decorations ready and waiting for me to “deck the halls!!”
How many boxes of decorations do you have??
Tomorrow I kick off my Virtual Cookie Exchange – be sure and check back!!
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