Toddlers: 12 - 24 Months

I am beginning to think I am the only one on this board...

who is not going all out and getting Brock like every popular thing for toddlers this christmas. All he is probably getting is a couple tonka trucks and a bunch of matchbox cars/ hot wheels. (He looooooves playing cars and trucks with his daddy)

Dh and I are totally taking advantage of the fact the this is the last year Brock has no clue what is "supposed" to go on at Christmas. lol

We haven't even bought him anything for christmas yet.

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  • um  sawyer is barely getting anything ::paranoia:: a few puzzles, some blocks, ehhh...
    aidan kincaid (12.19.06) sawyer grace (7.30.08) 
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  • Oh, us too. I want the tree really full so I'll be buying clothes for next year, diapers, sippy cups and *some* toys. Yeah, I'm not spending more than a little bit on toys. I'm right there with ya!
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  • I'm with you.  DD just had a birthday a few weeks back and got so much crap.  I plan on knitting her a sweater, sewing a crayon roll, and filling her stocking with things she needs...sippy cups, a mirror for the car, etc.  I don't want to buy stuff just to buy stuff, you know?
  • DH and I aren't going all out this year either. She's getting a lot of smaller items (although we did get an easel for an awesome deal!). I'm actually very proud of the deals I've gotten for her :)
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  • We haven't bought a single thing for Lyla yet. I'm sure we'll come up with a couple small things (books, etc) so we have something to put under the tree from mommy and daddy. But she has very generous grandparents, so I openly admit I'm relying on them to pick up my slack. :)
  • We're taking advantage of that fact as well. We bought him a few small things. The IL's and my mom are going to be the main gift givers since we're a little strapped this year anyway. You're not alone!
  • image punkfiction_v.3:
    um  sawyer is barely getting anything ::paranoia:: a few puzzles, some blocks, ehhh...

    i just can't do it. I can't buy him a ton of stuff knowing he wont care or appreciate it for more than 5 min. 

  • We are doing the same thing. He won't know the difference this year. I got him some books already but he probably won't get too much more. We have plenty of years ahead of us for "I want :this: and :this: oh and :this:."
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  • We aren't doing any of the "popular" items either. IMO my DD is just too young for alot of the things people are getting their kids (play kitchen, etc) I think she'll like these things closer to like 3.
  • Liliana isn't getting a big present. She's just getting stocking stuffers. Oops.

    We're traveling for Christmas and will be bringing a crap ton of crap from DH's parents and siblings, etc.  

  • I am with you...Brendan is getting a couple things  but we aren't going crazy.   We have to take all the stuff with us to Philly and then lug it all back to MD. Either way he will only pay attention long enough to open a couple things.   So far we have a bead cube thing, fridge phonics, little tikes workbench, mega blocks, books, puzzle.  We plan on getting him a truck and a couple small things but that is it.  
  • No, you're not the only one.

    DS is getting clothes and a potty.

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    image punkfiction_v.3:
    um  sawyer is barely getting anything ::paranoia:: a few puzzles, some blocks, ehhh...

    i just can't do it. I can't buy him a ton of stuff knowing he wont care or appreciate it for more than 5 min. 

    i understand. and plus i have aidan who thinks everything is for her anyway. lol so she'll just adopt sawyer's stuff as her own and sawyer will be happy with a box :)

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  • Uh...no you aren't the only one.  We can't afford all the cool things this year so she is getting  toy shopping cart I got from Walmart for 10 bucks and some play food. She is also getting a bowling set that I got from Target last friday for 7 bucks.  The only other things she will get is clothes which she desperately needs. Everyone else is doing the spoiling.  She has no clue anyway. I don't feel that we need to go all out and give her 50 presents when she has no clue what Christmas even is.
  • Nope, same here. We've gotten DD a few books and a $5 'blanket buddy' frog/blanket combo thing, but I'd picked those up just because, then decided to hold onto them until Christmas.

    We'll get her a few other little things to open, but we're not going nuts either. Plenty of time for that later.

  • Charlie isn't getting much either. We are doing things he really "needs" like toy organizers and clothes.  He has too many toys as it is!
  • really thoug....when it comes down to it. I think the only real reason we are getting him anything at all is so when he is older he can't say we sucked as parents when he was this age. HAHA

    oh and we need some good pictures too.

  • image kelbrian:

    We're traveling for Christmas and will be bringing a crap ton of crap from DH's parents and siblings, etc.  

    Same with us. I'm not sure I'm going to buy her anything actually.

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  • I'm not really sure how to respond to these "Am I the only one" posts. So I'll go with "yes, yes you are the ONLY ONE who is not buying a variety of bump-popular toys this Christmas."Everyone else is hell bent on destroying their finances, raising vile spendy selfish spoiled brats, and spitting on Jesus and all the holiday represents because they want a little people airport for 15.99.

     

     

     

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  • I'm scratching together gift ideas for DD at this point because my mom got her so much, there weren't really any good choices left. lol

    I'm finding a million stocking stuffers but hardly any actual gifts. lol So far I think I got her 2 wooden puzzles, a Doodle Pro, and 2 LeapFrog toys...

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    I'm not really sure how to respond to these "Am I the only one" posts. So I'll go with "yes, yes you are the ONLY ONE who is not buying a variety of bump-popular toys this Christmas."Everyone else is hell bent on destroying their finances, raising vile spendy selfish spoiled brats, and spitting on Jesus and all the holiday represents because they want a little people airport for 15.99.


     

     

     

    eh - whatever.

    but really....i never really saw anyone post about how they aren't getting their LO much for xmas...i always see posts about "OMG! i have to stop buying toys for xmas!"

     

  • I'm with everyone else in this thread.  I got DD a tricycle that I can push.  That's really it, plus some usable stocking stuffers.  I figure other family will be getting a bunch of stuff.  She doesn't realize its not from mommy and daddy.  Stick out tongue
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    I'm not really sure how to respond to these "Am I the only one" posts. So I'll go with "yes, yes you are the ONLY ONE who is not buying a variety of bump-popular toys this Christmas."Everyone else is hell bent on destroying their finances, raising vile spendy selfish spoiled brats, and spitting on Jesus and all the holiday represents because they want a little people airport for 15.99.

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    It was 19.99 Wink

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  • I've seen at least 5 in the past 2 days. Most with the title "Am I the only one?" Yours was decidedly less self righteous than a few. Some had the add on "the only one who wants to celebrate what christmas is REALLY about?"

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  • Us either. We have no room this year and the grandparents spoil him. He will have only a few presents to open this Christmas. He prefers non-toys to toys anyway.
  • I spend $50 each on all three of my kids. I'm a newly single Mom and just can't afford a big fancy Christmas for them. I'm glad that my 2 youngest don't know any better and that my oldest is very understanding of my current financial situation.
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  • Since I stay at home with Jack, we got all things to help keep us busy.  Puzzles, trucks, books... stuff like that :) 
  • I honestly have no clue what the "popular" things are this year. We're just planning on some mega blocks, a couple puzzles, and something that he can maybe climb and slide on.
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    I've seen at least 5 in the past 2 days. Most with the title "Am I the only one?" Yours was decidedly less self righteous than a few. Some had the add on "the only one who wants to celebrate what christmas is REALLY about?"

    ah...i see.

    and those always make me laugh.

    but i swear no self righteousness was intended! 

  •  He has everything he could ever need-so we bought him the police car cozy coupe (because he loved it), some wooden blocks (for us to play with :) Mr. Potato head, the crayola dance pad, and I got him a little people set today.

    He is also getting a booster seat as well.

    These gifts will all come out and say hi on Christmas, and then be put away until March or so.

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