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Be a parent, not Santa. It is so easy for a parent to try to “win” a child's love by buying presents every time the child comes to visit so they will want to come back. That's not being fair to anybody, especially the children. Don't try to buy a child's love with gifts. Let the child LOVE you for who you ARE, not for what you can BUY them. There's nothing wrong with an occasional special gift, but to make a habit of it every time the child is in your home is teaching a wrong concept. What your children should remember about you is the GREAT TIME you spent together, not what you BOUGHT them