I don't get it. Why do parents take their kids to pick out toys for Christmas?
Where is the excitement and anticipation of opening gifts on Christmas morning?
I see these parents taking the kids to pick out what they want. Why don't they write a letter to Santa?
Datalouge is absolutely correct in that little Jayden and Britney control the household. Today's parents are fucked up!
Spoiled rotten. My little nephews, ages 7 and 4 are getting a big screen tv (56" or so) for their playroom which is a huge den upstairs in addition to the ping pong table they are getting. The grandparents were asked to go in together for the tv. They already have ipads.
I never knew what I was going to get. But I'll never forget the anticipation. There's nothing like Christmas Eve when you're a kid. (Smile)
No one else wants to chime in?
I thought sure this would be one of those threads that goes on forever.
Thank you both, R1 and R2.
I'll chime in, OP. Who gives a fuck? Indulgent parenting bothers me when I have to deal with the results; e.g., loud, bratty kids in public places. But WTF do I care about some random families' holiday gift-giving practices? Try minding your own business once in a while.
I don't go into stores this time of year, and rarely go to toy stores, so I am unaware of this trend. Maybe it's because the parents take their kids everyplace with them instead of leaving them home with a babysitter.