Interestingly my son never put the pressure of expensive gifts on me. He was always happy with whatever I could give him. When he was young I would say Santa brought it. But one year when he was about 7 I did the whole "wow Santa was great to you!" thing I did every year. He jumped up from his gifts ran over to me and threw his arms around me, looked me straight in the eyes and said "thanks Santa." I just hugged him back and started crying. Then we played with his gifts from "Santa."
On we always make gifts here:-)
They sure are. My 11 y-o nephew wants Red Dead Redemption! 3 guesses as to who let the kid have a test run of that game (My cheeky partner!) I've given video games the flick this year, they're getting outdoors-ish stuff and nerf guns! Can't go wrong with a good old nerf gun fight!
Oh good lets teach more kids how much fun it is to shoot each other.
I'd prefere water but out door stuff is cool :D
nerf is about fun... it's the same kids used to do earlyer with snowballs and so on... sadly not everyone teaches the diference betwean play and real life...
I live in Australia. Thats about as close as they're ever going to get to a real gun. The kids don't have access to violent video games, the most violent they have is Spyro. My partner isn't allowed to let them play his grown-up games and he knows it. Nerf guns are made with stupid foam pellets. If playing with a nerf gun is the WORST thing they do, then I'm not too worried.
Oh good, lets teach kids how to be non-violent by coating them in bubblewrap and hovering over them like helicopters.