Posted by Carly at Dec 2, 2010 6:00 am
So last night was the first night of Hanukkah. I love the holiday. I loved it as a kid – my favorite memory was my parents putting all our gifts on a long table in the den (we got them all at once instead of one a night) and opening them. I remember favorite pajamas, a Neil Diamond 45 Record (I hope people know what that is!) and the songs were Long Fellow Serenade and Desiree and I was SO happy! Sometimes it really is the little things and the memories.
So why is buying gifts for my kids so hard? I LOVE gift giving and it’s not that they’re difficult or even ungrateful but sometimes you just know when you’ve disappointed them – or on the other hand really hit it out of the ballpark. I find the older they get the harder this gift buying business has become. Now they’re 18 and almost 15 years old. I’ve done makeup gift cards to their favorite store, and some other things they picked out, but I need more things … and it’s hard!
So what about your holidays? For Hanukkah or Christmas do you find choosing gifts as difficult as I do?