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Discussion in 'Community Board' started by sasywtch, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    Hah! My sibs had a way around this. They would put the gift inside another box and put other things in it, so when you shake it had some weight and made noise. We'd get gloves stuffed in an empty oatmeal box, packages with two big ol' nails that would clonk around. Or a calendar wrapped in a whole newspaper, wrapped again in cellophane and then wrapped in Christmas paper. Or a shoe box with Dads' old snowchains and a new watch in it! They were a pretty creative bunch. We could NEVER guess what was in the package!
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  3. disneyfans95

    disneyfans95 DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2010
    Sorry but you are down because of HOW he wrapped the gifts?

    I am out of work.. My wife and I are are doing all we can to get a few gifts for our two teenage kids this season.

    Guess what. they could CARE less about who it was wrapped or what shape it was in..

    You want a surprise?? lose your job and actually be able to give your kids a gift.. That is surprise..

    Man get a perceptive on the world today..
  4. sissy_ib

    sissy_ib DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Wow. My entire point was that yeah, when I first saw the things I was a little disappointed that I knew exactly what was in them. I quickly realized that is no way to act and I got over it. That is what I said in my very first post on this thread. Maybe I did not say it well enough. I am not sad, mopey, upset or anything else. I was for about 2 minutes until I thought better of it. The Christmas Rant thread is FULL of people complaining about what their husbands and boyfriends get them or don't get them. I am saying I am giving all that up and being happy with what I have and I am still getting criticized.
  5. tink_lover

    tink_lover POLKA PRINCESS

    Jan 14, 2007
    disneyfan95 - Hang in there and best of luck finding a new job! We have BTDT twice in the last 4 years and it isn't fun.
  6. diznee25

    diznee25 DIS Veteran

    Jul 17, 2002
    I'm so sorry you are being misunderstood. :hug: I have been lurking this thread, and read all your posts. Totally understand where you are coming from. :thumbsup2

    There's been a few times where I 'figured out' what certain gifts under the tree were. And yea, it does take away that surprise element....just happens. It's ok to feel that. I just try to act surprised in front of DH when I open it, as not to ruin it for him! :thumbsup2

    I cannot believe some of the responses you've gotten regarding this! :headache: Somebody posting about being jobless and can't afford gifts for their kids....what does that have to do with this??? :confused:

  7. Marlea98

    Marlea98 DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    I'm sorry to hear about your mum.

    My dad developed dementia early - around 52 years of age - and it's always upset me that my children will never have the chance to know the wonderful father he was to me and who he could have been to them but for this horrible illness. He was diagnosed while I was still in hospital after my son was born.

    Please keep in mind that it is not your mum's fault for what she is doing, it's the disease.

    Take care.
  8. sasywtch

    sasywtch DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2008
    Thanks all for all the replies. Lots of ideas.
    This quote above, I love. I forgot about that. I have absolutely no idea what the current craze is and so happy I'm not running around looking for it.
    Was so grateful that none of my kids liked the Cabbage Patch dolls. I did have to hunt and did know all of the characters to HeMan though. I bought the grayskull castle and all that good stuff.

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