Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Holiday Overindulgence

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Overindulgence

Christmas is that time of year when kids are showered with all sorts of gifts! Many, many, many gifts!
Or at least mine are & it seems that I am the biggest culprit. <Gulp!>

I started off this holiday season vowing to myself (& my poor husband) that I was going to curb the amount of gifts the lil divas get this year. I really, really meant it too (HONEST)!

Now, I'm faced with so many hidden packages that <SHUDDER> both my mother and brother are housing gifts in their homes. I know, I know! What was I thinking? Am I crazy? Well, how can I put this...YES!

I am actually dreading Christmas Eve night when I have to get all these gifts out of their hididng places and I am faced with (dare I admit it) my OVERINDULGENCE! There, I said it.

I have good intentions (really, I do) and I am fully aware that having too much can cause more harm than good. No, I do not want the lil divas to just expect they will get everything they want and ask for. I do not want stubborness and tantrums when they are faced with the word NO!

So why do I allow myself to get caught up in this holiday shopping frenzy? I don't know. Well, maybe I do but just a little. I love the actual shopping process. Bargain hunting is a thrill for me! I see all these things (at really great prices) that I know the lil divas will love and before I really know it, I am putting the bags in the car or reading my order confirmation e-mail for an online order!

Yes, I have a bit of a problem! I hate to admit that I surpassed my girls Christmas list, buying them things they never even asked for (but I know they will just love). But honey if you are reading this -  Next year, I promise to curb the excess! Really! :)

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