We didn't buy or open any presents on Christmas and the 3 kids still had a great day. Only our 6 year old is old enough to know about the tradition of giving presents on Christmas, and she had a fun day regardless. We listened to music, sang songs, played with toys we already had, played a go fish game with the mismatched socks and gloves from the laundry, my 6 year old and I pretended to open a chocolate shop/factory and made some chocolates. Then we took a nap (the children and I) and when I woke up my significant other had made dinner! No one even asked about presents or mentioned them. I talked to my eldest about my beliefs regarding Christmas. Everything went well. Surprisingly well considering the older 2 children had low grade fevers lol! We had a lot of snow outside, so if they didn't have fevers we would have played in it. Another option I had lined up was watching a movie, but we ran out of time doing everything else!
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12/26/12 at 6:20am