||[Dec. 29th, 2008|04:42 pm]
Good Enough Moms
It was a nice Christmas, but it was really weird--there were no "Santa" gifts this year under my tree.|
No dolly, no bikes, no little red wagon under the tree.
Well, since my baby is now a senior, that is probably not too unexpected, but it still felt wrong to have a tree with no dolly from Santa.
I wanted to give her a laptop, but the ones that I can afford are not the ones that she wants. The cheap intro laptop they sell as a come-on will not meet her needs, and I am not willing to pay that kind of big bucks for just one kid for Christmas, or the other three (plus a son-in-law!) would really feel left out and hurt. I worked very hard at keeping the money "even" between them on their presents. I figure anybody that thinks kids don't keep score MUST have been an only child!
So no laptop. And no drama.
It was all pretty low-key around here, and in my world, having a Christmas with no drama and no tears is definitely something to celebrate!