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Gifted Children

Originally written in December 2014, this is still entirely true:

The Honking Goose

My children are gifted. Frequently and generously every winter holiday season. I don’t hate it, but I’m not thrilled about it either. The thing is, even without their parents buying them a single Christmas gift, they would be spoiled with presents each year. They are lucky enough to have a big extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, great-aunts and great uncles who love them to the moon and back. All those loving people want to give something thoughtful and fun to my boys at Christmas time. I can not deny them the pleasure. It wouldn’t be right.

gifts with ribbons and tags clip art

They get some really cool awesome toys and things. Like robot kits and giant Lego sets that we, their humble parents, could never afford. But we really don’t NEED any of these things. And it is SO much STUFF. I’m particularly sensitive about it because we live in such a small house. There…

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One comment on “Gifted Children

  1. TheOriginalPhoenix
    December 27, 2016

    That’s interesting how you use “gifted” to describe kids actually receiving gifts. Not the usual meaning which is to describe extraordinary people. I can understand why you don’t want too much clutter around your house. Glad you get some nice gifts too! Happy holidays!

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