Friday, December 07, 2007
Did you ever sneak a peek...
...at one of your Christmas presents?
This morning on the 101QFL morning show, our informal poll asked listeners if they'd ever sneaked a peek at one of their Christmas presents.
We got some hilarious replies. One guy said that he so routinely looked at his presents that there were Christmases that he knew everything he was getting. Didn't that spoil the fun on Christmas morning, I asked? He replied that he's an actor, and that the fun for him was convincingly acting surprised when he actually opened the gifts!
Another woman recalled finding, as a little girl, a Barbie Dream House under her parents' bed. As they loaded up to head to a relatives' house to open gifts, she realized they hadn't taken the Barbie Dream House. "Are you sure you've got everything?" she pleaded. She ended up having to admit that she'd found the gift, but her parents weren't giving up yet...they tried to convince her that it was for a cousin. Sure enough, though, she got it on Christmas morning.
One listener told of a childhood friend who brought over a new gadget (I forget what it was), and said, "I'm getting this for Christmas. I snuck it out of the house." Now, that takes chutzpah---playing with the gift that you haven't even been given yet!
I'll never forget one Christmas when I was stowing unwrapped presents for my kids between my bed and the wall...in an area I didn't think they would think to look. However, I walked in one day to show something to a friend...and caught my son Justin (probably 10 or 12 at the time) crouching by my bed! Busted!
My boys have since told me that they often peeked, and even knew ahead of time about some of big gifts that we gave them.
To be honest, I've never understood the peeking thing. I have always wanted to be surprised when I opened my Christmas gifts. Even some of our callers admitted that it took a lot of fun out of it for them.
How about you? Have you ever snuck a peek at a gift before Christmas? Did you have to act surprised when it came time to open the gifts--and did it take any of the fun out of the gift opening?
Let me know in my comments section.
And, everyone have a wonderful and blessed weeken!