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    Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    This is a "thing" it seems -

    Parents who take photo's of the presents under the tree, and post them on social media, potentially making other family's feel like they're not spending enough!

    Is this a thing? Is this like the "party bag" phenomenon of a few years ago when parents hosting little Johnnies 5th birthday were competiing on the size and cost of the party Bag that the guests kids left with?

    Enquiring minds ned to know!!

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    This is a "thing" it seems -

    Parents who take photo's of the presents under the tree, and post them on social media, potentially making other family's feel like they're not spending enough!

    Is this a thing? Is this like the "party bag" phenomenon of a few years ago when parents hosting little Johnnies 5th birthday were competiing on the size and cost of the party Bag that the guests kids left with?

    Enquiring minds ned to know!!
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Parents are some of the most passive-aggressively competitive beings on the planet, I think... Even the Ttaskmistress is full-on about it.
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    when the "party bags" got silly about 5 years ago, I proudly took my lads friends to the woods on his birthday and they went home with self made bow and arrows, torn jeans and birthday cake crushed into their various bodily crevices along with mud. They seemed ok tbh

    and the parents looked a tad relieved

    but with this Christmas present thing.. I have now actually seen a few on FB and i can see it causing all sorts of bad feeling!

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Social media: the only winning move is not to play.
    agreed.. except when it's part of your daily job role.

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Got to be honest we're still lucky with our two. They only get adverts occasionally as they mainly watch Amazon prime/netflix so had very simple demands this year (Also very young 2 and 5). Got to be honest its nice to spoil your kid a bit but this just seems like your going to make a monster when they grow up thinking they can have everything they want. They also won't even touch half the stuff. I won't be competing.

    I'm also annoyed with how silly advent calendars are getting - Why does your kid need a toy everyday for 24 days before getting lots more - its just chocolate for my two!
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    All about keeping up with the Joneses, dunno who they are and why people seem to find the need to keep up with them, perhaps they are running from something...

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    I know people who do it. My wife has done it in the past - she was quite proud of the effort she'd made one Xmas Eve and the results, so she shared it with friends and family on Facebook - it was all about setting the scene for the kids coming downstairs in the morning.

    If some snowflake thinks that will hurts someone's feelings, I don't give a damn.
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    They have a christmas tree?!

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    agreed.. except when it's part of your daily job role.
    Fair. But if it's for a work account how many humble bragging Christmas trees will it see?

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Fair. But if it's for a work account how many humble bragging Christmas trees will it see?
    you'd be amazed!!!!!!

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    it occurs to me.. the humble christmas tree is the ORIGINAL RGB installation

    I'll get my red cloak, trimmed with white.....

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    im now wondering what the "what did you get for chrismus?" QOTW threads going to be like.
    and are us lot on here better or worse that those Instagram parents?

    and if anyones wrapped their presents worse than I have?

    hint: mine have been wrapped in GPU anti static bags, craft paper left over from when i was child and some cellotape that came out a cracker a few years ago.

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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    and if anyones wrapped their presents worse than I have?
    Re-re-re-using wrapping paper from Christmasses, birthdays and all other occasions, along with newspaper.
    Wifey is on a save-the-planet kick, at the minute.
    However, I can never get the corners square enough and use too much tape, so my wrapping is usually ridiculously untidy... but then I do also have three enthusiastic dogs trying to 'help' me, and you'll never guess what it is from the shape!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    it occurs to me.. the humble christmas tree is the ORIGINAL RGB installation
    I believe the idea came about as essentially Landing Lights for the sleigh, but obviously developed long before aviation and runways had been invented.
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids

    Good King RGB went out
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    Brightly shone the colours that night
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    Re: Social Media posts about "parents bragging" about Christmas presents for kids



    Beat that little beauty; we're away for xmas so I need to get him back in the garden for next year before the mange gets worse.

    Apologies for the picture quality; its from my Moto G (Mk 1) phone.

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