Okay, I just have to ask. How many of you already know what you're getting for Christmas? How many of you know at least ONE thing that you're getting for Christmas? Uh-huh. That's what I thought.
I've stumbled upon so many people who already know what they're getting for Christmas. I have to ask you, where is the surprise in that, people? Granted, you're no longer waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, but don't you like the unknown, even a little?
For me the excitement builds in watching that present under the tree for days. I check it to make sure it doesn't move. I shake it when hubby isn't looking. I do everything in my power to figure out what it is before I get it. The anticipation is so much fun!!!
One year when I was a kid, I kept spying my present under the tree. I had no clue what it was. So when my mom went downstairs to do a load of laundry, I unwrapped a corner of it to see what it was--she was too smart for me. She wrapped it in a fake box. I had to put the wrap back on and still had no clue. Turned out it was a beautiful winter coat.
Okay, so maybe I'm still a kid at heart. I know that sometimes there are good reasons for knowing ahead of time. To each her own, I guess. But me, I want a big surprise on Christmas! :-)
So fess up. Do you prefer to know or NOT know what's under the tree for you?