Hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. Being the organized twin mother I am, (aka: OCD), I have begun making a Christmas wish list for my duo. This will be our second Christmas as a family of four, and I am hoping to make Christmas shopping easier and more enjoyable for my family. I am so blessed to have the family that I do, and please believe me that they are not at all offeneded by the idea of a wish list. In my family, each gift-giver truely wants to give Faith and Jonathan a special gift that isn’t the same as a gift given by the other side of the family. And as F and J’s mom, I am quickly becoming skilled in spotting a dud from a gem, in terms of toys and activities.
With all that said, would you please help me with my list? Please keep all suggestions under $50, and bear in mind that we are facing a long, cold, boring Pennsylvania weather. My kids will be 19 months old at Chrismas. Your creative suggestions are so welcommed!
Here is my “thinking outside of the box” list so far:
- Smocks for art projects
- Aprons for cooking and baking
- An IOU for a trip to the Aviary (hopefully with that relative!)
- Any Crayola ColorWonder Art Supplies
- A Trip to the Children’s Museaum
- Dress-up clothes (consignment store )
- CD’s of dancing music
- DVD’s (30 minutes)
As you can see, my creativity is limited!
I honestly don’t want to fall into the trap of thinking my kids should have “everything.” As fun as it is to buy them new things, I don’t think it is always good for them. I want my kids to learn to be creative, resourceful and thankful. They adore their family, and their best days are when someone comes over to visit. I would say we certainly value people over things, but I do want to give the aunts and grandparents some ideas… Please help!