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 that no one would catch me. I would meticulously unwrap the tape on one side of the gift, just enough to take a peek inside the gift. Then I would wrap it back making sure that the tape was placed exactly on the spot where it belonged. My heart would be pounding with excitment!!! Not just from peeking at the gifts but also because I might get caught!!! My little brother (the lookout guy) would be telling me hurry up sister, someones coming!!!No one was coming after all, it was just a car passing. There he'd go back to his watch post and I'd go back to the gifts. One year I knew what all my sisters and brother and I were getting. I never got caught. No one ever knew what I was doing, well not until we were grown ups and my brother let the cat out of the bag.
Now my family to this day will never let me forget it. They even told my children and now they tell my granddaughter. My grandsons not old enough to understand yet but I'm sure my sisters and brother will make sure to tell my grandson as soon as he can understand. One or two of the younger children would also do this many years after I did. My family would say, they took after me, hehe. Except they were'nt as good as I am cause they got caught. Even now they don't trust me with Christmas gifts. I tell them I don't do that anymore,and I really don't. They still don't trust me when it comes to Christmas gifts!!!