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_debbiechan_ in deviant_moms

Tis the Season of Rampant Consumerism

How do you check it?

The ads being thrown at our kids are relentless. I get creeped out when Asher repeats Wal-mart slogans to me word per word. We stress homemade gifts around here, and the kids spend holiday money from grandparents etc at the Dollar Store. I wanted to bake gifts this year but first I have to learn how to bake (the kids didn't seem to mind the blobs we made the other night that were supposed to be cookies but I'd like to give the in-laws something less .... blobby).

Question: how do you address the capitalist frenzy of the season?

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When Blaise was little we didn't have network TV. We got cable when he was 10 and now he's pretty indifferent to it. Plus he hates adds because they interrupt the few shows he does watch.

We don't do consumerist Christmas so it hasn't become that much of an issue. Sometimes he'll come home from school kinda wigged out by what other kids get (all the presents) but we discuss it and he seems to be ok with it.
kicking cop

March 2010

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