Happy Valentine's Day!
When I was little my parents gave each of us a little something on Vday (and any other kinda big holiday). Such as a little box of chocolates or candy hearts and maybe a little toy. On Easter we each got 6 eggs we got to dye and find and then we'd get a goodie basket that had a few toys and candy in them. Of course bdays and Christmas we got presents as well.
My question is, do any of you give your kids a little something on holidays or plan on giving your LOs a little something?
I'll admit...my mom goes overboard on gifts. We have a play area full of toys that we've been slowly downsizing because of this. But on Vday and Easter I don't mind a little gift from her and from DH and me to the kids. However, DH HATES it. He says presents should only be given on bdays and Christmas. When he found out she sent stuff for Vday he hid it and said they have to wait for Christmas (well he's not here this week so I gave them the toys anyway ha ha). I can understand to an extent that yes she gave too much (she sent them each 4 presents) so I just got them a glass rose each and then they got 3 of those presents (a Wuggles pet maker, my Little Pony, and Littlest Pet Shop).
Do you agree that presents should only be given on bdays and Christmas? The thing that bothers me about how DH reacts is then he immediately brings up how "that's not how he was raised" and "he was taught only to give gifts on Christmas and sometimes bday, that's spoiling the kids and when you spoil the kids like that they're going to turn into bullies!" (HUGE eye roll). DH had a tough childhood. He was the youngest and VERY abused by any man his mom brought home because she didn't have high standards. Most of the time he didn't get a bday. So he grew up being a douche in HS and then when he snapped out of it about 2 years later is when I met him and he has changed from that state. He also has a real big thing about the kids "trying to control us" but that's another thing lol. But because of that I think he grew up thinking that you should never do nice little things like that for the kids around the holidays. I dunno.
I was just wondering though because when he saw I bought little things for the kids for Easter he got annoyed. I told him to get over it lol. It's not like for EVERY holiday I do it, like I said just Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day. And of course their birthdays! Anyone else do this?