My dad doesn't really understand the frugal lifestyle. Most of the time he smiles and says nothing, but Christmas time is a bit of a problem. I have five kids. They were given a total of 40 presents. They are stacked up against the wall over my head. I live in a 900 square foot house for a little while still. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THEM?! Believe it or not this is REALLY PARED DOWN from what he usually does. He has really tried to hear my concerns about "too much", so I can't really complain. For him, this is MUCH more reasonable that it used to be. But some of these things will be played with for five min and then the kids will move on to something else and never touch it again. There will be too many things to hold little attention spans for very long. They have toys. They don't really play with them, except maybe one or two. They play outside, climbing trees, swinging on grape vines, or playing imagination games. They play some board games sometimes. They build stuff with k'nex. The girls play with dolls sometimes. That is about it. :shrug: Half this stuff will not interest them at all. Cindyc.