Christmas shopping can be is one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season, but one mum has shared her simple tip to make the shopping experience a little easier when the kids are around.
When your child throws a tantrum over something they ‘NEED’ (but probably never known it until now) it can be difficult to handle as a parent.
Sharing on TikTok, ‘Madisson VB’ explained her tip after being stopped “many times by random strangers in grocery stores, in toy stores”.
"You’re walking through a store, your kid finds something they like, they pick it up, they bring it up to you, they ask for it"
"Instead of saying put it back, not right now, maybe later, stop touching things, you just say - do you wanna add it to your wish list?"
"Of course their answer is going to be yes"
"So get the kid to hold the thing up, take a picture of them, there we go! It’s on their wish list."
A lot of the time they will end up forgetting about the little things that once upon a time they ‘needed’, so you can look to revisit and delete some of those forgotten ones.
But this tip will also start to show some strong trends that you can use when it comes to birthdays or Christmas:
"You’re going to notice patterns like, I probably have four or five pictures of my youngest daughter holding fuzzy backpacks”
"So I know when it comes time for Christmas or her birthday, a fuzzy backpack is going to be a hit”
"This is also really great for when grandparents or friends text you asking what your child wants for their birthday or for Christmas… here is their wish list."
So start building up those lists!