I tend to spoil my children a bit for Christmas and save hard to do this. This is because I know most of the presents under the tree will be from us.
I am currently stressing as a lot of my children are older or now adults meaning they want smaller, yet more expensive gifts. So I end up racking my brains thinking of little things I can buy them to open.
I am estranged from one side of the family, only one by my choice. The rest have disowned me and therefor my children for that choice (which is valid) .
The rest of the family just aren't around for their own reasons, don't have a lot of money or just don't really do Christmas.
I feel sad for my children. I know Christmas can be hard for a lot of us on these threads.
I should add that they have never been sent any gifts by estranged family members and I probably would have given them after checking for any messages aimed at me or that would have upset the children like those in cards we have received.
Is it OK to want to make sure they feel special at Christmas or am I overcompensating?
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