Today as I sat on my bedroom floor overwhelmed by all of the presents yet to be wrapped, rolls of wrapping paper begging me to be opened, and piles of gift boxes as far as my eyes could see; I wondered...why do parents feel the need to overindulge their children on Christmas. Now as my afore mentioned introduction stated I am more than guilty of this myself, but as my family grows (my fiance and I have six kids between us) and as the children get older the amount of money we spend every Christmas seems to skyrocket! But why do we do this? I don't know about anyone else, but my children play with something for a couple days and then I go to their room to drop off laundry and there are all of their new toys scattered all over the floor, yet every Christmas and Birthday I insist on keeping the stores in business by buying more than my fair share.
I realized that I buy my kids too much because when I was a kid my sister and I didn't really have too much. We never had any money and when we did get something we were overjoyed. But I'm curious, do you buy your children too much on Christmas? And if so why?