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I Used to Peek In Christmas Gifts

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People

    It Was Only One Year

    I had just been told at a very young age the truth about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, too. I found a bag in one of the closets that was full of [as yet] unwrapped Christmas presents. I started looking inside boxes. I had only managed a couple of these when Mom came in and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 21, 2013

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    I Was An Expert!!!

    I can't really remember what year it started or why I started doing it?  I would peek at the Christmas gifts.  I must of been at least 10 years old.  I had a younger brother, we're 6 years apart.  I would have my little brother as the lookout guy, to make sure...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 10 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    Be Careful Not to Tear the Wrapping Paper!

    I was showed this skill by other siblings, be very careful not to tear the wrapping paper! Just carefully pull the tape off of one end and look inside. Just to make sure the tape would continue to pull away you  where to turn that end so that it wasn't seen. If mistakes...
    closedin closedin 41-45 2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    "Peek" Might be an Understatement

    I would unwrap everything, try on, play with and carefully rehearse reactions in advance. And I still do :). If the thing isn't so great, I practice acting the right amount of happy. If it's just what I always wanted, I gotta have the perfect surprised look ready to go. The thing...
    sun67girl sun67girl 41-45, F Dec 6, 2012

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    :)

     I used to always peek, I could sniff out the hardest to find hiding places. But by the time I got to be ten or eleven, I realised it was much more fun to actually be surprised than to have to act surprised..... 
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    Cookie Jar

    During the winter break, my mother would be at work during the day and I would be home by myself. One day, I walked past the Christmas tree, and noticed that my mother had spent the entire night before wrapping presents. Always being the curious one, my goal of the day was to...
    kulashka kulashka 18-21, F Sep 10, 2011

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    Did Not Matter Really

    as a rule the boxes for me wereemoty of just little stuff.........................................................
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 10, 2011

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    A Long Time Ago

    I would sneak into the family room where the christmas gifts were. I would take a gift and peel off some of the wrapping that was directed towards the tree. That way, if someone was looking at the gifts, they wouldn't be able to see the paper was torn. I figured if I peeled back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 9, 2011

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    NOT Me ... I'm a Angle

    i can't remember what year it started or but I no why started doing it   my sis was my teacher and the one who showed me "see there's no Santa" then she helped me remember where all the hiding spots was. all of that was the easy stuff the REAL trick is...
    MomaLibra MomaLibra 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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