Don't forget what happened last year at Christmas!
Last year at Christmas time SD7 wanted to be in on everything. She wanted to put up the tree and wrap presents and take pictures and help with cookies. She was actually pretty good during these activities and together we had fun. What was not fun was seeing her open presents that I got for her, and then watching her never touch them again. Her dad didn't buy her presents, and I just felt like she needed to have something to unwrap! She didn't care about those presents one bit.
So this year she can come to get the tree, and put up the decorations, and make cookies. But I'll be damned if I'm buying her presents. Fool me once, shame on you...but fool me twice, probably not.
Anyone else doing a present-less holiday with stepkids? Should we feel bad? Cause I really don't.