Two years ago I felt the same way as you. Even buying for the kids. I felt like there were enough of us getting together for Christmas that we didn't need to buy for nieces and nephews. Grandparents were bringing tons of presents and I didn't buy into the mass quantities of gifts. I told this to dh and he agreed. So we just didn't buy anyone anything. We got maybe 2 gifts for our dc and that was it. I don't know what my SIL thought, but the next year I noticed she bought less. Maybe this year she'll follow our lead, who knows. It just got to be too much. I was hauling it all to the used store about a month later and I just thought why bother? Am I a scrooge?
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9/5/05 at 4:32pm