I like the idea of just not giving them the gift. That teaches more about
disappointment than a silly letter. One of the best lessons I ever learned was
when I was 9 and I accidentally ruined a long-awaited gift on Christmas morning.
It couldn't be repaired or replaced. I was crushed, and I learned that
things can't be trusted to make you happy. Good lesson to learn then.
It's a sad commentary that our kids nowadays are so spoiled and entitled
that parents would actually give them an apology for not getting them some
mediocre toy. Kids need to be taught by their parents to be grateful for what
they have and what they get.