September 13, 2007
A purse made for my daughter's friend. I struggle with gift ideas for children because so many children in our area have so much. One more toy is too much and is likely a duplicate. The big thing at the birthday parties now is gift cards. My child attended a party where all the guest of honor received was gift cards except for our gift. Last year was our first year of small birthday gatherings at home. After seeing presents sit in my kids closets for 2 years and spending way too much money on birthday bashes at the roller rink, bowling alley, jumpy place etc., I thought no more. They have enough (what a concept). The kids still talk about where they are having their parties for this coming year but they will be at home and very small.