I always have trouble with deciding what exactly to do present-wise when my kid has definitely made the naughty list. Granted she’s nine years old, and isn’t really doing “really bad” stuff, but still she’s been AWFUL, more days than not. My husband keeps saying that we should take back some of her Christmas presents, but it sounds really mean.
I’m usually the strict one, but it’s Christmas. It would be so sad for her, especially since she’ll most likely be good on Christmas, to not get any presents. I couldn’t do that, it would break my heart. If we did take back most her of Christmas presents because she was naughty (a lot), it would really suck for her because my husband has close to a billion presents this year.
I know, Christmas isn’t just about getting presents—but they are still kinda important to kids and my husband. I prefer to give presents on Christmas, it’s way more fun than getting them. Since my husband hasn’t gotten on board with my brilliant idea to use all our Christmas money to buy stuff to donate, I’m stuck with buying presents. I got him so many presents this year that hopefully there won’t be anything he wants next year, then we can try out my idea.
Back on topic, sorry. What I’m wondering is:
Should kids who have made the naughty list this year still get presents?
Should they get the same as they would if they made the nice list?
None at all?
What if you’ve already wrapped them and put them under the tree?
What do you think? Personally, I’m going back and forth because it feels really mean to do, but maybe it’s the right thing to do in the long run. I just don’t know, having a kid is still really weird to me. Yes, it’s been nine years; I wonder when I’ll get the hang of things.
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