AS KIDS get older, birthdays and Christmases become more difficult to shop for but one mum has sorted gifts for the rest of her children’s lives.
Jenny Cimato, shared her birthday gift idea that she calls "The Bag of No" to TikTok.
"Hey TikTok, I thought I'd explain a birthday tradition we have in our family called the bag of 'no'," she said in the clip.
"It started when my daughter was really young and she was asking for things in the checkout line at the grocery store."
She decided to purchase all those things she'd told her daughter "no" to, once a year as a birthday present.
"I'd go and I'd get all those items that she would ask for, that I would normally say 'no' to and I'd put them in a bag for her birthday," she explained.
"We call it the bag of no and it just turned into fun where she knew that I'd say no in the moment, but she knew she'd eventually get it for her birthday and you know it kind of took that sting away from when you say no in the grocery store when they're little."
The bag includes things like tic tacs, Roll-ups, Sour Patch lollies and a bouncy ball.
She added that even though her daughter is turning 16 this year, she's already clarified the tradition will continue.
"The bag of no is still coming, right?" she asked.
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 49,000 times and attracted almost 6000 likes, Jenny said, "It's just been a real fun tradition" and we can see why.
People praised this clever idea on TikTok, with some claiming to do similar things with their own kids.
"Such a great idea and tradition!" wrote one person while another said, "I just love this idea! Thanks for sharing!"
"I’m constantly saying 'maybe next time'," commented another, who added, "maybe I’ll start a 'bag of maybe next time'. She turns four in three days!"
"Let’s hope she doesn’t ask for a car," warned another.
And this one person pointed out that some of us already do this on some level: "I put these 'no' items in their stockings because they knew I would never buy them for them but Santa would! They are all teens and I still do this!"
This article was originally published on Kidspot and has been republished here with permission.
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