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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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Does he get an allowance? If he's willing to save his own money to acquire them, would that help? FWIW, I was into cataloging my stuff when I was a kid, and I made lists with their characteristics and such more than I played with them.

You know, cookies are hard to get right. I've never been consistently successful at it, and I've never once tried to bake Christmas cookies. Maybe it's because my mother always sends a box. I'll happily bake breads, cakes and pies, but rarely cookies. I've tried to replicate my mother's shortbread recipe many times to no avail. :-(
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