23 Nov '12, 11am

Please get my kids nothing for Christmas

Please get my kids nothing for Christmas

I hope this Black Friday finds you well. I also hope this reaches you before you head for the mall … I’m writing to send a heartfelt thanks for all of the wonderful gifts you’ve given my girls over the past four and eight years of their lives, respectively — and to ask you to stop. Really. It’s not that we don’t love each and every one of these hand-picked gems. We do. It’s just that at this point they have one of everything. In some cases three or four. You don’t believe me? Go ahead, shoot. Stuffed animals? Har. The girls have hundreds of them. Dolls? Dozens. Legos? Crates full — both the big ones and small. Bikes? Yep, and scooters, too. Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, blocks? Check, check, check. Pillow pets — do they have those yet? They each got two of them last Christmas, and they’ve somehow acquired more since then. Marbles, playing cards, pick-up sticks, jacks, pre-pac...

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