By: Jaymie Leighton Muller
Title: Leave It to Cleaver
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
My website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Facebook: Author Victoria Hamilton
This is new, this feeling; I'm shopping for Christmas for a little girl - Jocie, my step daughter - and it's all so new to me, joyful and yet terrifying. I'm not quite sure I know how to handle it. My older sister, Becca, never had children so I didn't even have nieces and nephews to practice on.
So... do I spoil her rotten like I want to? Everything she sees and likes
But Jocie wants a Finger Baby Monkey that's twenty dollars. Twenty dollars for a glorified finger puppet! But she reeeeally wants it! It's hard to resist that adorable face and pleading eyes; Jakob is leaving it up to me this year. He tells me she'll be just fine if she doesn't get it, and I want to believe him. I could be sneaky and farm that gift out to my mom and dad, who are completely in love with Jocie and would be happy to buy it for her, but then I run the risk of my folks getting her the gift she loves the best this Christmas.
I recently came across a gift giving philosophy for children that I really like. It's a rhyme, and goes like this: "Something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read." I love that idea, and Jakob is on board.
So, World Wide Web folk... what do you think? Give kids exactly what they want, or try to choose what you believe is best for them? I'll admit I'm confused.
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