So this Xmas, my mother suggested that we only get the kids gifts. Sounds great, right? No gifts that we don't need, no overcharged Visas. But the thing is, I'm now wondering what we are going to do all night. I deliberately didn't trim their tree yet - we go to my parents place for Christmas eve. There will be 5 adults and my two boys, and I guess we'll trim the tree before supper, then the boys will open their gifts... and then what??? This used to be a huge elaborate hour long affair, and now I think it'll be 5 minutes. She organized it this way because we were supposed to have a few of her friends and one of my friends, and she felt that they would feel left out, getting less gifts than everyone else, and that they shouldn't feel obliged to get everyone something. As it turns out, everyone but my friend cancelled.
Now I think we really need something to fill in the gap. Anyone have any fun game suggestions? Some fun versions of charades or trivia games... something that doesn't necessarily require a physical board game.I was thinking of setting up a treasure hunt in the house for the 2 boys (4 and 2).
Do any of you creative mamas have a suggestion for us?
Is this a case of frugal gone wrong? I guess we'll have to wait and see....