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Just a girl who likes to knit, read, be a mom to 2 boys and a beagle and wife to a great guy!
The superhuman power to not buy, BUY, BUY!! is that you have mental discipline. This is what we can do, period. And, stay out of the stores as much as humanly possible during Christmas!! I don't know how old your child is but in all honesty they are not paying attention to how many gifts they got vs. how many Johnny down the street got. Once my kids stopped believing in Santa (which was last year) I explained to them about how they will get 3 gifts from us each year. The reason is because the 3 wise men each brought Jesus a gift and Christmas is about the birth of Christ and honoring Him. When we give gifts to people we are honoring them as the wise men honored Christ. Remember I have boys, so don't think this was all Martha Stewarty and that they went "oh, yeah mom! Give us some more spiritual truth!" It still takes reiterating for it to sink in.
I'll end today's post by adding this: Watch Christmas Vacation, that will make you feel good about your own family!!
PS--I love you too, friend!! Thanks for giving me material for the blog today.
Hopefully pictures tomorrow. I think someone has made off with the camera.