‘I’ve stopped decorating at Christmas – it’s a waste of money and my kids don’t care’

A mum has mentioned she now not makes an effort at Christmas as a result of she doesn’t wish to endure the “stress” – however some individuals suppose she’s being “cruel” to her kids

The mum insisted she does not need the ‘stress’ of going all out for Christmas (stock picture)

As we get nearer and nearer to Christmas Day, many of us are beginning to get out our bins of decorations to carry a contact of festive cheer to our properties – and some of us have already completed.

But one mum has insisted she received’t be going by the trouble of placing up a tree or “panic buying” mince pies as a result of she doesn’t wish to be “worried or stressed” in regards to the vacation season.

Posting on Mumsnet, the lady mentioned she’s drained of being advised she “needs to make an effort” for her kids – as she claims her youngsters additionally aren’t “bothered”.

She says her kids aren’t ‘bothered’ about having an undecorated home (stock picture)


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She wrote: “I’ve always said if it was up to me, I wouldn’t celebrate Christmas, and over the past few years I’ve realised that it is up to me, so I slowly started slipping away from it all.

“No more decorations, no more panic buying and getting myself into debt for the kids. It has been so much easier and to be honest, much more enjoyable.

“But I am sick of people telling me that I need to make an effort for the kids. The kids are happy with no decorations. They still get presents and they’re happy with what they get, I just don’t get myself into debt and stress anymore.”

The mum mentioned different members of the family suppose she’s “cruel” and she’s satisfied they simply need her to be as harassed as they’re earlier than Christmas.

She added: “Not solely do these individuals count on me to brighten my residence for my youngsters who will not be bothered, additionally they suppose I should purchase a ridiculous quantity of chocolate and sweets for Christmas. Along with filling my freezer. Why?

“When I say no, I’m not shopping for the kids hundreds of chocolate and s**t for Christmas, I’m given the unhappy voice as if I’m actually merciless and advised that I ought to make extra of an effort for the kids.

“I’m constantly pestered about what I am getting them and what I should be getting them. It’s almost as if my family members cannot cope with the fact that I am not worried or stressed about Christmas so that is the mission – to make me stress out and be worried.”

The lady additionally mentioned she nonetheless cooks a Christmas dinner for her household each year and she celebrates the day with meals and presents – simply with out decorations.

And commenters have been cut up over her resolution, as some agreed that Christmas isn’t about how a lot money you spend, however others weren’t satisfied that her youngsters are actually okay with their mum’s plan.

One particular person mentioned: “Celebrate it the way you want and just smile and say how relaxed you feel and how much better it is to not worry about debt or stress.”

But one other disagreed, stating: “I bet your children would love decorations, they’ve probably just been conditioned into not being bothered because you’re not.

“There’s nothing wrong with it if everyone is happy but it sounds a bit joyless to me.”

And a third mentioned: “Sounds like a miserable joyless way to live. Don’t do that to your kids. They will care and will know they’re different.”

While another person wrote: “My Christmas with my parents was very low key and it didn’t do me any harm at all! Do what you want to do and ignore the haters!”

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