Last year on Christmas morning it became abundantly clear that one of our five children had quite a few less gifts than the other four. I usually count and recount the kids gifts, I make lists, compare them, and make sure things are pretty fair in the gift department.
Last year I badly fell down on the job. This had never happened before.
The child in question never complained. He never really even mentioned it. However, this mom felt really bad.
So, today armed with my list I shopped and kept track of everything I bought. I only have two more gifts to buy and then I am done. Things are definitely more evenly distributed this year.
One child may have a few extra gifts however.
Somehow that seems only fair.