Funny how a lot of us think that the kids of today are spoiled with getting things. Then again, some parents make a darn nice salary and that shows on birthdays and Christmas. My wife told me yesterday that her mother always made sure that her and her sisters and brother had a nice birthday and Christmas. Her mom made sure that her two husbands knew that was a requirement of marriage. "We will give the kids a nice Christmas" she told both of them. And then after both passed away, she continued with the gifts. She worked as an Accountant and made a nice salary. For me, it sure wasn't as nice as hers! Oh I got gifts for Christmas and one for my birthday from my step-parents, but not so much of the "that's exactly what I wanted" came from me, like it did with my wife. But, then again, my step-dad didn't make nearly as much as my wife's mom did. He worked in a lumber yard. So, how were your parents with gift-giving to you and your siblings?