or maybe the Grinch.
One of my friends mentioned to me that she bought my kids Christmas gifts this year. We've never exchanged Christmas gifts and I wouldn't say that we are superclose. And I just feel annoyed. I've been paring down my Christmas list for budgetary and time reasons. And now that Henry has started school I've got a bunch of teachers to buy for. Of course my friend says that I should not get her kids anything but how could I not? She says that she wants her children to learn that Christmas is for giving not getting, which is great, and I want my kids to learn the same thing of course so how I could I let them accept gifts w/o giving any. I really just want to say to her, "How about we just donate to Toys for Tots (or something like that)." But does that seem really ungrateful and ungracious? I know it is fun to give gifts and I feel bad for wanting to reject her generosity.
Sorry this was so long. I just needed to get that off my chest. Hope I didn't ruin anyone's Christmas spirit.