Usually I don't mind them, but this year I hated writing them. My 5 year old wanted to write one because all of the other kids at school are writing them, and my 3 year old wanted to write one because his older brother was. This year, financially we are hooped. I bought each of the boys one small gift and a couple small things from the dollar store for their stockings. The things I wrote on their list for Santa aren't huge extravagant things, but things we just can't afford. I love the imagination of Christmas....but hate that they are going to be disappointed when "Santa" didn't bring them a single thing on their wish list.