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No gifts for Christmas

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Posted by Anonymous
on November 21st, 2012 at 7:14 PM


This Christmas will be the first Christmas that we're too broke to get gifts for our kids.  I could try to find stuff at Goodwill, but the toys there are usually garbage. And I don't want to get the kids presents they won't even like, and will just get donated back to Goodwill by summer.  :-(  I don't want to tell anyone that my kids aren't getting anything, because I don't want anyone to go out of their way and feel sorry for us.  I wonder how much more sorry I'll be when I see the disappointment in my kids' faces come December 25th.

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  1. Posted by An EP User on November 21st, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    =[ there are lots of organizations that might be able to help you get something for them that they will really like. It's worth looking into. Don't feel bad about it, everyone goes through hard times.

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  2. javajive - 41-45 years old

    Posted by javajive on November 21st, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    i think you have got the right idea ....christmas is not about gifts...it is about being together as a family....so many people get the wrong idea as it is totally comercialised...totally out of control...your children will not miss anything ...toys are rubbish anyway...we do need to stop feeling guilty about not giving our children junk to fill their rooms....give them the gift of writing or story telling that will grow with them and be fthere always....give them morals....and the gift or parents brothers sistersfamily...

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