I was at Wal-Mart racking my brain for some idea of what to give my co-workers and my son’s preschool teachers for a Christmas gift without breaking the bank when my eyes landed on the Hershey’s Simple Pleasures candy. I immediately thought it is in fact a simple pleasure to work at my son’s school. It has been a blessing for the past three years to be a part of that program both as a parent and now as a teacher.
One of our Christmas traditions is our children receive three gifts from us (because Jesus got three gifts) and one from Santa. Two of the three gifts are usually something practical like something they can wear or something educational. This has been a helpful tradition to hold both the kids and me accountable. Since they know that they only have four gifts coming it cuts down on their expectations and they are more judicious about what they ask for. It also keeps me from breaking our budget!