This is not a debate and I don't want any mommy wars. But I would love some input from other moms.
Backstory on this is that we have a friend who loves to buy her (only) child presents for holidays and birthdays. She gets probably 20-30 presents (or more) for each. Now this seems like an awful lot to me (which I have half said but can't say outright). This year DD got 3 presents from us for her birthday and 8 for christmas. We probably spend about $75 on each bundle of stuff. And we did save up for the playmobile castle from Santa. It was spendy, but it was on sale so we got a really good deal. We also spent easily $100 on each of the teenagers. We felt that this was a lot and actually had to make ourselves get a bit more for DD cause she doesn't really need more stuff. It was hard to find enough things she really needed or wanted.
But now I wonder. Did we do too little? Are other families getting their children 20+ presents for their birthdays and christmas? Is this just an only child thing? Is our $100 (about 5-10 presents or 1 for the teens) per child limit cutting the kids short?
So, out of curiosity (and not one-upping each other!) what did you do for you kids this holiday? Or for their birthdays? I am trying to get some perspective.