When it comes to buying my children gifts I’ll admit that I’m the first person who will look high and low for a good deal. And I’ll also be the first person to admit that I end up buying my children gifts all year around, too. That’s just what happens when you have no other option but to take your Shopkins-loving kids on your Target runs with you.
But for British mum Emma Tapping, she’s getting a lot of heat this week for apparently spending $2,000 on her children’s Christmas gifts this year. Some people are saying that it’s way too excessive, that she’s spoiling her children and that they will grow up with no appreciation for her (but then again it’s the Internet where everyone has an opinion). Still, Tapping is defending her choice to give her children a Christmas they not only deserve, but one they will never forget, too.
“I LOVE spoiling my kids in the festive season and I work damn hard to make sure it is every bit as amazing as it can be,” the 27-year-old mother, from England’s Isle of Man, wrote on Facebook after an Instagram photo of her family’s Christmas tree — packed with 300 gifts for her and her husband’s daughters 13 and 9, and son, 19 months — went viral.
“I was shocked how judgmental people were,” Tapping told British talk show This Morning on Thursday. “My attitude is what I buy my kids is my business, no one else’s.” Christmas, the mother continued, “to me is about kids and it is the one day you can spoil your kids. I don’t care if you have got [$1] or a million in the bank, make it what you can make it.”
Say what you will, but I’m not going to judge. It’s clear that the woman works hard all year-round as a Property Manager and saves her money to give her kids an unforgettable Christmas rather than buying them gifts although out the year. How many of us can say that? As long as her children appreciate her hard work, who are we to say anything? It’s her money and her family. If I could manage NOT to spend money on my children all year round, I would probably do the same, too.
Thoughts, Hot Moms?
Source via Yahoo Parenting