what to do with Christmas morning
This will be our first year “doing” Christmas morning. The last two years M was too young to know whether it was morning or a holiday or whatever. I didn’t put much thought into Christmas. Sure, she got presents, but I didn’t buy her any. She got plenty of gifts from other people.
The thing is, I’m not sure how I want to go about Christmas morning. Do I save all of her presents up, and have her wake up in the morning to find them all wrapped under the tree? Will she appreciate them if the focus is just on unwrapping a pile? I realize that there’s the “wow” factor, but what about afterward? She enjoys each present right now, and usually doesn’t want to do anything but play with the first one. Would it be more meaningful for her if she got something for several days in a row? Like a series of small gifts and then a large one under the tree Christmas morning?
And what about Santa? I’m not sure I want to give him all the credit for the presents. I mean, is it really that important to believe in an old man who brings you presents? I don’t know. I don’t remember thinking it was that amazing, but maybe I did. I just don’t really think it’s super awesome to idolize an old, fat guy and give him all the credit for the gifts I give.
Am I just way overthinking this?