on Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:21 am|
I didn't find this funny when it happened, but I do now.
|that's awesome! on Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:31 am|
Oh Takoda, is it bad that I'm laughing with delight at your boys' ingenuity? I would probably be irritated too, but from the side it sure sounds sweet and cute :)
|Laugh away!! on Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:33 am|
That's why I posted it, to give someone a smile today. And to hear some other stories.LOL
|Recycled Boxes on Dec 07, 2011 @ 10:34 am|
My parents always save boxes up for Christmas time to wrap gifts in. One year when my niece was probably 3 years old, my mom wrapped a toy she wanted in a cheerios box. Sitting there with a huge smile on her face my niece began tearing the paper off the box. Once she saw the bright yellow Cheerios box (she obviously thought she had been gifted cereal, as she was too young to understand it was just the box, and there was an actual present inside), she stared up at my sister, and burst into tears, looked around the room and said "I don't like Cheerios". The poor little thing. She was so confused! We all had a good laugh, and luckily she quickly discovered there was a actually a present inside the box! My niece is now 13, and we still laugh about it, and tell her that we're going to wrap all her presents in Cheerios boxes!
|Good laughs on Dec 07, 2011 @ 10:46 am|
Great stories ladies.
Takoda - I'd be so irritated if that happened to me but it's great you can all laugh about it now!
|Kspencer1 & Alize on Dec 07, 2011 @ 12:38 pm|
I was more then irritated, I was so
mad that I wouldn't get out of bed for a good hour. I felt like Xmas was ruined
and the whole day was screwed up thanks to them. My poor husband kept coming in
asking me to please get up and open my gifts; he was trying so hard to make me
feel better. Then I realized as I was laying there that I was being silly to
lay there pouting like a child and the day wasn't done. I wasn't able to laugh
about that for a very long time, but it gives us a great laugh now.
|Band-aids on Dec 07, 2011 @ 05:50 pm|
It isn't really my story, my moms actually. She had wrapped all our gifts and hid them in the basement. She went to bring up our gifts on Christmas eve only to discover that all the tape came undone because if was so damp down there. She had to run around the house looking for stuff to close the presents with. She ran out of regular tape and used all the duck tape and wasn't finished so she used band-aids. We obviously didn't care to notice, we must have been just too excited to.
I don't have children, but I can understand. We always had to wait for my dad, and he really would draw it out, which was fun and I'm glad he stretched out the day. I imagine my mom would have felt the same way, seeing as it takes so much to "make" Christmas for kids.
|Luxx on Dec 08, 2011 @ 06:40 am|
That's funny, I never would have thought to use Band-aids. LOL I've had a few gift's come apart on me over the years too. One year I also had no tape left and didn't know what I was going to do. That is until I spotted the kids play glue sitting in my junk basket on top of my fridge. It was green, so it matched some of the paper. LOL After that I've always made sure to have more tape in the house then I'd ever need.
|My mom's story... on Dec 08, 2011 @ 08:09 am|
4 kids... small house... she used to get really creative about hiding our gifts. Only Christmas eve night when she was stressed to tears running around trying to find them. She would forget her great hiding places. And they were great... I never found my gifts. But then, there were times neither did she. She'd find one or two in the summer or even later. Its hilarious now, but my poor mom on Christmas Eve! I'd stay up really late wrapping for her as she'd tear apart the house.
|Now that's funny!! on Dec 08, 2011 @ 08:40 am|
I also have a really small house and have a hard time hiding gifts as
|Love it! on Dec 08, 2011 @ 08:51 am|
That's a great story... I seriously can picture his face. Even more... I can just feel your panic. I hope you clink some champagne glasses to that story this year :)