Sunday, November 30, 2008

Opening a Christmas Present Early

The presents are wrapped and under the tree. I think it took Jadyn less than five minutes to "accidentally" rip one of her present, but according to her own eyewitness account she didn't see what it was. My parent always threatened to take my presents back when my curiosity got the best of me and I peaked. I didn't do that, but I'm a little sad for her that it will no longer be a surprise for her.

After I posted yesterday, I thought about Jessica's first two cars. Her first one was an Audi and a present from her dad. She drove it back from her dad's in Oregon to her mom's in Texas. Unfortunately, that was the last time she drove it because it died after making the trip. Then she bought a red Pontiac. Soon she was driving with the heater on during the summer because it was the only way to prevent it from overheating. Finally, I went with her to buy a Mitsubishi Mirage which has been a great car.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jadyn didn't actually see her gift! One year, Judy and I got into mom and dad's closet and saw every single gift. It must be a genetic trait.

Love you,
Aunt Sandy

Let us know if we can help shop...we are good at that, too.

Al Rearick said...

Well, if you can't trust a first-grader's version of a story, who can you trust? I believe her! That was always my story! Of course, my memory's so bad, I was likely telling the truth!

However, if you need someplace to hide presents for the rest of the month we are, as always,

In Him and around the corner (and just lovin' gettin' to see Ms. McNutt around here; miss you lots, Ms. McNutt!),


Tessa said...

I almost always saw my presents before Christmas. Either I found them in my mom's closet, attic or storage behind the bed or I unwrapped them carefully and rewrapped them myself!!! I was never once sad about knowing what was in the gift before Christmas. It was so much fun knowing what I was getting and knowing that no one else knew that I knew.

I know, I am naughty!