When you have young children, at what age do you have to actually start buying them Christmas gifts yourselves instead of just relying on the grandparent gifts?
Things again are tight this time of year. Yet, I know we are blessed this go around for the simple fact that Mr. G has a full time job and we have health insurance. We were only able to get medicaid for Eliza, which was a huge relief considering. My pregnancy has been relatively complication free and the gift of a baby boy will soon be coming.
Not that Mr. G and I have been big into giving each other gifts, but this is the time of year where I want to surprise him. Looking online, I found a good deal for an all in one printer. With him being the family banker, I knew I had to get permission to see what I could possibly spend and still have some surprise kept. To my dismay, he said he really didn't know if there would be anything to spend for Christmas this year. I wasn't all too worried about Eliza having gifts this year, but my mind went towards the baby's needs. So far it is looking doubtful for anyone throwing a shower this go around, but of all needs are basic like a crib mattress.
I read online articles about the Black Friday creep and folks out doing the family Christmas shopping. Part of me feels left out though that we can't even buy our own immediate family gifts of some toys, snuggly pajamas, socks and underwear.
Maybe I am just needing a pity party right now. Get if off my chest so I can move forward in the blessings we have and the blessings yet to come that are unseen.