A thrifty but Grinch-free holiday

Source: Michelle Singletary, Washington Post

I was tickled at what my 17-year-old said when her aunt asked her what she wanted for Christmas.

“Well, when you get older the number of gifts decreases, so I’ll get one or two big gifts,” she said. “It’s really not fair, but I’ve come to accept it.”

A reader named Julie very gently and nicely took me to task for what she thought was harsh advice to a single mother who was heavily in debt yet couldn’t resist the pressure to buy Christmas gifts for her two sons.

 

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