When I was growing up, I thought that I was spoiled by my parents on my birthday and at Christmas. I would always have a sack full of presents to open on Christmas Day, and would then be given even more during the course of the day by other family members and friends of the family. Now, though, I see how much people seem to spend and it makes what I received, which was A LOT, seem like nothing. I see children with piles of gifts that must take all day actually get around to opening! Are you like this? Or do you think that it isn't all about how much is spent? The ironic thing is that most children, particularly the younger ones, will spend more time playing with the boxes that the gifts came in than the actual gifts themselves. And if they have just one or two new things to play with, they will be more than happy about that!