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Old 12-21-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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Mav- I laugh about it now, but at 19 I was very upset that we were not the ones to share the news.
As for my hubby I think he's the one that can't stand the suspense so he tells me.
Oh believe me I would be hoppin mad, but reading it the way you typed it I just couldn't help myself. One of those things were at the time there was nothing funny about it, but looking back you can laugh at it.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #12
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lol.. not a peeker but I beg Paul to tell me what's "in that Box" about a million times before I open it...

but to be fair to ME... I also beg him to let me tell him what I've given him. I'm so excited by GIVING that I hate to wait!!!!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #13
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When I was a kid, I knew everything, not only what I got but what my siblings were getting, before Christmas morning........I think my mother was ready to kill me! And now that I think of it, it took the fun out of Christmas morning. Now I wait patiently, it is more fun to visualize what is in each package than knowing!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #14
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I used to be a peeker, but now I enjoy the anticipation of waiting until the big day. As I mentioned in another thread my dog is the peeker in the house now. I caught him last night searching the closet where his presents are hidden. He actually took a couple out of the bag (a tennis ball and some treats). I have actually found corners torn on presents where he has nibbled. We don't dare leave him in the house alone around Christmas.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:17 PM   #15
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As a kid... I went to great lengths!!! My mom even got crafty enough one year to go as far as numbering the gifts so I could not tell who was whos. Still did not stop me from trying to figure out what was in them.

My routine as a kid was to inspect gifts hidden in the closet daily! Shake, listen, filp, see if there were any compromised tape/paper that I could take advantage of. Pressing the paper against the box to see if you could read through it.... I think I had at least 90% of my stuff figured out by the time Christmas came around. I'm sure if drove my mother bonkers!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:51 PM   #16
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As a kid... I went to great lengths!!! My mom even got crafty enough one year to go as far as numbering the gifts so I could not tell who was whos. Still did not stop me from trying to figure out what was in them.

My routine as a kid was to inspect gifts hidden in the closet daily! Shake, listen, filp, see if there were any compromised tape/paper that I could take advantage of. Pressing the paper against the box to see if you could read through it.... I think I had at least 90% of my stuff figured out by the time Christmas came around. I'm sure if drove my mother bonkers!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #17
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I was well on my way to being the NEXT Sherlock Holmes! LOL!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #18
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That's too funny Sattie!
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:57 PM   #19
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Sattie- I can just see you as a girl sneaking into the closet quiet as a mouse, picking up every present then putting them back just the way you found them, then sneaking back out (giggling all the way of course) and noone was the wiser. You are such a riot!!!!
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #20
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Sattie- I can just see you as a girl sneaking into the closet quiet as a mouse, picking up every present then putting them back just the way you found them, then sneaking back out (giggling all the way of course) and noone was the wiser. You are such a riot!!!!
Oh yea... and getting the gifts back in the same spot I found them was KEY!!! I think that was some of the best childhood memories!
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