This Christmas was like no other; it was simple.
I thought I was modest with our children’s gifts last year but Big Daddy P was repulsed by how many gifts were torn open, glanced at and tossed aside. He vowed then, never again.
My husband is a simple man. Having grown up outside the States, he’s witnessed true poverty and need. He believes everyone should be poor in their life twice; growing up without and then earning it all only to lose it all at least once for the sake of humility.
This Christmas was made simple for a few reasons: 1) Big Daddy P was right about last Christmas; less is more. 2) I’m not working full-time anymore; less had to be more.
I am delighted to report that my kids didn’t even realize the difference. How is that even possible? Gosh, I don’t know.
Big Daddy P and I didn’t even exchange gifts. We decided to paint our bedroom without fighting as our Christmas gift to each other. Maybe you and your partner are good at DIY projects together; we at the Mommyfriend mansion are not.
So today we’re off to collect paint samples and settle on a shade of blue and I’m just tickled pink.
For a slideshow of our complete Christmas morning, visit Babble’s Kid Scoop.
How was your Christmas? Tell me all about it!