JennifersLost Posted November 5, 2011 Share Posted November 5, 2011 This is such a silly question but here goes: We have always given advent calendars to the kids each December. We also have a family tradition where the tomte leaves a tiny present each day from Dec. 1 - 24. Mostly fun food items we don't buy at any other time of the year, but also a few bigger treats - a christmas ornament, a potted plant, etc. We started this when they were tiny, and I always assumed the kids would grow out of it at some point, but of course no one likes to grow out of getting gifts. :) Now I have an 18 year old living at home and paying rent. I'm sure it's time that he stops getting advent calendars and tomte gifts, but....it just seems mean-spirited. But obviously, when they're 30 I'm not going to go to their houses and drop off daily presents! I just assumed at 18 they'd be out of the house and they're not. I'm about to shop for this stuff, and I know I should be getting three sets instead of four - I know my ds probably doesn't care at all - but.... Sigh. I know the right thing to do, but would someone hold my hand while I tell him? And then wipe my tears when I realize for the fifteenth time this year that yes - my baby is all the way grown up and that part of our relationship is really over. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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