Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Inevitable Has Happened....

I know my parents worked hard to keep the presents equal for my twin brother and I when we were little. And with Ray, him and his brother still compare the number of presents they each have (and really, it's just his brother...and he knows it, and he knows I mean it in the most nicest way possible (one year he really did get me coal for Christmas, hence the disclaimer)).

So I am working really hard this Christmas to keep things sort of equal. And a good thing too, because it started this morning.

Ashley pulled the "open one present early" tag off the activity wreath. I had purchased some Webkinz for this occasion (they were buy one get on free at the Justice outlet in Myrtle Beach when we were there).

"Audrey's present is bigger."

"No, it's not. It's the same exact size."

So, this should be an interesting Christmas. We are trying to beat into her head (not literally...) that Christmas isn't just about present and such and who cares if one is bigger than the other. It's the thought that counts, but I am not sure that goes over well with a five year old.


emily said...

I am not looking forward to that part of being a mom.

I remember feeling "slighted"... not cool.

Shari Schmidt said...

We go through the same thing with our twins. We told them they could only ask Santa for two things last year. They did their part, but Santa said, "That's all you want?" I could have beat him senseless. How can you teach them not to be greedy when everyone around them is?

SJ said...

I had to giggle at this because this happens in my house too. Isaac has the bigger piece, or the bigger cup or more this / more that.

Drives me nuts.

And yes, we are trying to keep things evened out this Christmas too for that very same reason.


bermudabluez said...

Times like that....glad I only had one child! Good luck, my friend!!

Lori said...

that is the hard part... I hope my boys don't get that way too... but I know it's pretty much a given

Pamela said...

I forgot about that business with kids.

Beckie said...

I go to great lengths to make sure that every kid gets the same number of presents. Size and worth - we haven't much addressed those issues.