Shannon Stacey

Clear to unwrap on runway 2

I’m think I’m going to need NASA flight control skills to control Christmas morning this year. And while the kids usually open their stocking stuffers while we have at least a few sips of coffee, I might have to hold them off until I’ve had the entire pot.

Usually they’re free to open the gifts in any order they want, except for the “big” gift, which is usually toward the back. But this year…

They can’t open any of the accessories of the big family gift until the big family gift has been opened or the surprise will totally be ruined.

SK can’t open any of the accessories of his big gift until the big gift’s been opened or the surprise will totally be ruined.

Since three of us will be each be getting an iTunes gift card and they’ll all be going on my account, I’m going to need a spreadsheet to track each purchase or my sanity will be ruined. Heaven forbid TK should spend $2.99 of SK’s gift card. (As it is I owe TK $5 because it won’t let me NOT pay with GC if there’s a balance.)

I wonder how big a bottle of alcohol I can fit in my stocking.

One comment to “Clear to unwrap on runway 2”

  1. Heather Rae Scott
      · December 16th, 2009 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Pass the bottle! I’m with you–as in we have the same problem. We’re currently looking for the same-size boxes to trick them. The two older ones wanted netbooks and the wee one wanted a PS3. If they open up the components or games, will give it away. If you come up with something, let me know.

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