Have you ever heard of toy hangover? Kids may not recognize it, but parents sure will.
Toy hangover occurs the day after Christmas or a birthday when kids are walking around dazed and confused after consuming too many toys in a short period of time.
Instead of dazed and confused, parents feel stressed and overwhelmed.
Where is all this stuff going to go?
I came across a toy hangover cure I’m going to start this year. It’s an easy solution to how to shop for children at Christmas (or birthdays) so you end up with quality instead of quantity.
You are limited to seven gifts for each child. Don’t freak out on me. Having a limit is a good thing.
By having a a set limit, it forces you to think very carefully and thoughtfully about what those seven gifts will be.
These seven gifts are from the parent(s)/Santa. If you feel like you’re being Scrooge-ish, just remember your kids will receive additional gifts from family and friends.
There is a more important reason than preventing toy hangovers as to why I want to decrease the amount of Christmas gifts my kids receive. I don’t want the primary focus of Christmas to be gifts. Yes, gift giving is a fun holiday tradition but it’s not the reason for the season.