I know, I know.
"It's only October! Chill out."
I'm type A, I can't help myself! So here I sit getting excited about the holidays, and I've come to this conclusion: Christmas is harder with two. With one you buy them the gifts you want them to have; they open said gifts; you eat some cookies and drink some nog and call it a day.
I want things to be fair and equal, and my mother provided a compulsively good model for that. Which is kinda interesting because she was an only child, so it's not like she had any experience to pull from.
Anyway, so I find myself wanting to model fairness even now. Despite the fact that Henry is too young to notice or care about presents and we don't need ANY baby or cruising-toddler type things. Which puts me in an odd situation, I mean what do I buy the kid, socks?!
Jack is too young to understand about money so I can (and will) skip the worrying about whether or not I'm spending the same amount on each child. I do, however, need the number of gifts to be the same.
So what do you get for a baby when you don't want to get another chewy, ratting, talking playskool or fisherprice or melissa and doug toy? All I've got so far is a custom embroidered cloth diaper (which Henry will wear but is clearly a present for me.) Ideas? Suggestions?
(I should mention they are able to share clothes, so I don't need winter or spring wardrobe stuff either!)