Have you ever secretly unwrapped a gift before the big day?
Submitted by Red Pen.
Haven't we all?
I have not done this recently, but as a child I have one very specific memory of this.
My Mother grew up with a Ginny Doll. She made clothes for her doll, and had saved it. When I got to be about 8, she gae me the doll, and continued to make wonderful clothes and accessories for the doll. I never got to making clothes for an 8 inch doll, it requires some coordination.
Anyway, they had new Ginnies out there. My Mother loved Ginny because she looks like a 10 yr old girl, rather than Barbie who (somewhat) resembles a grown woman. One summer when we were visiting Grandma and Grandpa in upstate NY, she and I chose a new Ginny for me, for Christmas. I chose the one pictured here. I don't know why. I don't like tennis, I never have…
She wrapped it up and I found it. I knew the box was the right size, but….I wanted to be sure. I peeked. It was. But whats horrible, I was sooooo excited about this gift, that I peeked again and again and again, and pretty much ruined the wrapping. My poor Mom. She finally double wrapped it in a decorative cloth bag (made by her to save the environment from wrapping paper, we still use the bags.) Christmas Morning was a little awkward as I KNEW exactly what that was, and my Mom knew I knew. But I tried desperately to pretend I didn't.
I really didn't peek much after that year. Never been a gift shaker either.