My boyfriend’s custody order gives him the children the first part of the Christmas break. The kid’s mom gets them back Christmas afternoon. With this in mind we made plans to do Christmas over the weekend. We will be visiting my family and staying in a cabin my great aunt owns. We’re bringing all their gifts from us so they can open them Saturday. The idea was this would actually give them time to play with the new stuff rather than them opening it all Christmas morning then leaving a few hours later. It also allows boyfriend to be fully involved because he has to work part of Christmas day. The plan was as normal Santa would still bring their stockings Christmas morning but that’s mostly candy.
Well boyfriend and bio-mom changed things up. Instead she will be getting them almost a week later and plans to do her Christmas after that. Don’t get me wrong I’m SUPER excited about this but now I’m torn. I agreed to them opening the gifts early because they would be leaving Christmas now though it feels wrong but boyfriend doesn’t want to change it and honestly I understand.
As such I feel like we should consider getting at least one more present for Christmas day. Boyfriend says we don’t need to but he’s not against it either. We haven’t gone over the top in my eyes. Both children have 3 gifts right now that cost between 10 and 20 apiece. We spent another 10 to 15 between the two stockings. Another gift would be 20 max a piece but I’m looking around. I thought about getting a craft or science kit from Wal-Mart. Most are about 10 and would give the kids something fun to do Christmas day till dad gets home.
What do you guys think? The kids are very well behaved and we’d give them the world if we could but they aren’t spoiled. The last time they got presents it was for their birthdays. They are getting a few more gifts from my family but that still means nothing under the tree Christmas morning. I know I’m really the only one this brothers.