by BabujaiNovember 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I usually try to make sure it's an even number of packages, even if I have to split up a gift into two different boxes or combine two gifts into one box.
by AnonymousNovember 26, 2012 at 11:26 AMI only have one child
But when my god daughter lived with us I tried to make it even but my son ended up with more
But hers where more costly
by BarronbabyNovember 26, 2012 at 11:28 AMI try to keep things even mine are 19 month 3 and 6 and the 6 year old notices if her brothers get more. So I add to hers crayons, books clothes to even it out and she is happy with that.
November 26, 2012 at 11:30 AMI try to spend the same amount. So if what one asks for is expensive, they get less. They never noticed the different amounts of gifts.
by laineylarueNovember 26, 2012 at 11:32 AMI try to but they are now 7 & 10 & understand that some things they ask for are more expensive so they may get less because of that. So far no problems but I do feel bad if one has more to open lol
by AnonymousNovember 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM
I only have one child.
As a child my brother and i didn't get the same number of gifts.. It was never a problem for us..It's not like we counted the gifts(we were not that rude or selfish)..
by danie24November 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM
The kids usually take turns opening gifts (or open them at the same time if it's the same thing).
I wouldn't want one kid to be all done opening their gifts and have the other still opening several more presents while we all watch. It's not a big deal to make sure it's fair. Especially if the children are small.
It's different with teenagers who want things like electronics and expensive clothing.
by SevenKissesNovember 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM
I have one so never thought about this or been concerned with it. My mom always made sure her 6 kids had just about the same amount though.
by TesseraeNovember 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Always! It's the method my mom used and it's the method hubby & I use now. It's only fair.