A mother who spent Â£1,500 on Christmas presents for her family has defended herself against criticism that she is spoiling her children.
Emma Tapping, 35, posted a picture on Instagram last week of her Christmas tree surrounded by a large pile of presents.
The mother-of-three from the Isle of Man insists she didnâ€™t post the image to be a â€œbragging parentâ€.
The picture went viral, first in the UK yet now in the US, with many people on social media accusing Ms Tapping or spoiling her children & being over-materialistic.
However, she remained defiant, posting on Facebook: â€œI LOVE christmas I LOVE spoiling my kids in the festive season & I work damn complex to make sure it is every bit as astonishing as it can be.â€
She added: â€œIt was not done as a â€˜bragging parentâ€™.â€
She pointed out that the presents around the tree werenâ€™t just for her three children, aged one year, nine & 13, yet moreover for her & her partner & her mother.
Ms Tapping, who runs a holiday cottage, appeared on ITVâ€™s This Morning programme & said: â€œI was shocked how judgmental people were.
â€œMy attitude is what I buy my kids is my business, no one elseâ€™s.â€
She said she buys her Christmas presents as early as January & hunts for bargains in the sales.
â€œI love the fact I can work complex all year to donate my kids & my family this kind of Christmas,â€ she said.
â€œMy kids know the difference between right & wrongâ€¦ they appreciate everything they get.â€
(Pictures: Emma Tapping/Facebook/Twitter)
Source: “Yahoo News”