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Old 12-21-2008, 02:55 AM   #1
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Are You a Peeker?

Do you try to figure out what you are getting for Christmas (or birthdays, etc.)? If so, to what lengths will you go? For instance, do you just feel a package, do you shake and squeeze it, do you open it, or do you go searching through cupboards and closets before it is even wrapped?

I am not a peeker. I will look at the gifts and try to imagine what is in the package. Sometimes I will pick the package up. I do not, however, ever try to figure out what the gift is, as that would spoil it for me on Christmas (or birthdays). Even as a kid (teens anyway) my mom would just tell us not to look in her closet or in certain boxes or bags, and I was never even tempted. She even had me wrap some of my own gifts a year or two, since I loved wrapping and she didn't (they were in a box that was taped shut so that they couldn't be identified).

The funny thing is that I am, by nature, extremely curious (okay, nosy), but I have never had a problem waiting for Christmas to see what I got. I'll never forget my mom's story about carefully opening a gift from a boyfriend and then rewrapping it. She said that on Christmas she was kind of disappointed because she already knew what was inside.

So, are you a peeker or not?

Barbara

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Old 12-21-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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As a kid?? Ohhhhhhh yeaaaaaaaa.... tried to peak every chance I could!

As a bigger kid, naw stopped doing that, now I just wait until I can open them.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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I know some adults who are worse than kids about that!

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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Maybe once or twice as a kid I opened a gift then wrapped it back --- Now I really don't care...It's about enjoying the gifts my family got...not about what I received.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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I use to be so excited and impatient when I was little and would try to shake the box or get a peek if I could but I never unwrapped and rewrapped a present. I knew I would get busted for that!

Now, I have lots more patience but I still like to tear open the box or wrapping and find out what is inside especially when I know the person has put effort into trying to get me something that I would like.

Unfortunately, my brothers tend not to show much thought into gifts for our mom and she has gotten hurt. Things never fit, they buy her a book, or flowers that are going to die in a week, or food that she cannot eat. I am always having to exchange their gifts--if I can. Sometimes it is impossible. One of the worst presents? A pair of yoga socks that were too small. This for a woman in her 80s.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:12 AM   #6
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I've never been a peeker
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
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I peeked once as a kid and it ruined that years Christmas, so I never did it again. I don't have to peek as an adult, hubby alway tells me what he's getting me. Not very much fun,but oh well. His whole family is like that, his sister told the whole family we were engaged within an hour of him buying the ring. Also told the whole family I was in labor before I made it to the hospital. She is now the last to find out anything.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:51 AM   #8
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I peeked once as a kid and it ruined that years Christmas, so I never did it again. I don't have to peek as an adult, hubby alway tells me what he's getting me. Not very much fun,but oh well. His whole family is like that, his sister told the whole family we were engaged within an hour of him buying the ring. Also told the whole family I was in labor before I made it to the hospital. She is now the last to find out anything.
I am sorry, but...

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Old 12-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:40 PM   #10
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Not anymore. But as kids oh yeah. As a mtter of fact I had my sister do the peeking for me since she was much sneakier about it.
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