I grew up poor & this is why parents SHOULDN’T give massive presents from Santa

NOTHING beats our kidsfaces as they tear into their presents on Christmas morning.

But we all know what kids are likeand the second they go back to school in January, they’ll be comparing the number of new toys they received.

The mum went viral when she admitted she never felt 'good enough' as a child when she didn't receive the toy she desperately wanted

The mum went viral when she admitted she never felt ‘good enoughas a child when she didn’t receive the toy she desperately wantedKrediet: Getty

And that’s where things can get a bit muddled for themas author Kelly Coon knows all too well.

Vroeër vandeesmaand, the mum-of-three went viral when she confessed she never thought she wasgood enoughto get lots and lots of gifts from Father Kersfees.

Sy het getwiet: “If you grew up poor, you knew that Santa favoured the rich kids.

Speaking from experience, Kelly said she blamed herself for not receiving the expensive present she desperately wanted.


Every year I chastised myself for not being good enough to get the roller skates [I wanted],” het sy bygevoeg.

But it doesn’t have to be this way – in plaas daarvan, Kelly urged parents to tell their kids what presents are from Santa and which ones they’d bought.

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Sy het bygevoeg: “I beg of you parents, make the big gifts from you.

Their poor classmates are listening.

Kelly’s tweet has racked up almost 17,000 “hou van” aan Twitter and resonated with other users.

One replied: “I too grew up very poor. I never had a story to tell about what I got for Christmas when I went back to school. Sometimes I would hear about what other kids were saying they got and lie and say I got it too.

Nog een het bygevoeg: “We’ve ALWAYS done presents from friends & family under the tree and Santa brings small gifts in a stocking on Christmas Eve. My colleague said she’s never had that issue growing up or with her kids & I’m like you’re wealthy & live in a wealthy areayou won’t.

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