Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Bar NONE!!
Unless you are a parent. Then it’s a double-edged sword.
Don’t get me wrong. I love seeing the kids’ faces when they open their gifts. It’s so sweet to see the surprise and hear the “SQUEEE!!”, no matter how big or small the gift. But we parents learn a lesson soon after the first couple of Christmases about gift giving for the kids. Obviously the gifts should be age appropriate. No one disputes that wisdom. But there are some gifts one should never give children. You are asking for trouble.
#5– Play Doh Dentist
Just the thought of hearing the whirr of that drill is enough to get people climbing the walls.
There are two outcomes from this gift: tears, or wearing on the head like a superhero mask. I’m not sure which is worse.
#3– Expensive or Heirloom Jewelry
You don’t want a kid using Grandma’s rosary as a helicopter rotor.
#2– Musical Instruments
An eight-year-old with a drum set. Enough said.
#1– Any Repetitive Noisemaker
I know that sounds vague, but one can include trains, whistles, popguns, and whoopie cushions in this category, to name a few. Eventually, your need for peace will outweigh any desire to make sure the child is happy, and will result in a Godzilla-like rampage.
I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas in relative peace and harmony. If not, I hope your Godzilla imitation was caught on video 😉
Hat tip: roamingfirehydrant!!