Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Past Or... My kids are sneakier than Your kids!

I was thinking of many Christmases from my past and thought I'd share a few with you - so to kick of SITS-mas (what's that you say?  Umm, just click it and you'll see... you'll want to join in the fun because EVERYONE wants a Target Gift Card right????  I was going to post a cute "card" for the holiday - but my printer/card reader hates me) Here's the first installment of Christmas Past...

So, to set the scene for you - think back just a few years to when some of the coolest gifts for young boys were the books Pirateology, Wizardology, Egyptology... you know those?  Okay, so maybe they weren't "COOL" in the PSP and GameBoy sense of the word - but my boys really thought they were something else and they WANTED them!

Luckily, they have a kind and generous Aunt who saw their desire and supplied exactly what was wanted.  They arrived a few weeks before Christmas and were wrapped and put under the tree.  My boys know that if I catch them peeking I will go Postal on their little sweet souls and trust me... I was a really accomplished peeker so I know all the tricks.  Or, I thought I knew all the tricks!

My kids have invented new tricks!  I came out to the living room one quiet evening to read a book and find them coloring.  Coloring?  Umm, guys, did you forget you normally don't "color" - so my radar goes off and I check out one of the papers they were "coloring"... yep - Crayon Rubbings - which have shown the book titles clear as day for the kids to read - Christmas Surprises out the window and I just about want to tear them limb from limb...

Well, sorta - first I had to get over that intense motherly pride that my kids were so dang clever... and then I had to hide my jealousy over the fact that I hadn't thought of doing the same thing 30 years earlier... and THEN I could beat their little bums.

(Note:  no children, animals, or even adults were harmed in the actual version of this story)

Oh - and thanks aunt Z - the kids loved the books... maybe your thank you card got lost in the mail?

and lest you believe that two can't play at this game - I wrapped up a few more gifts soon after... but first I took the puffy paint and wrote nasty little notes to my children regarding their wicked and ingenious behavior - and wrapped it up with the gifts...  they got the point :)  We have had to be VERY good about gift wrapping ever since!

any "tricks of the trade" to share?  
(and for those of you blippin' through the SITSmas craziness... Lynn is next)

38 comments:

cold cocoa said...

I love it. Smart. The only thing I knew how to do (and still do) is rip the tiniest hole in the wrapping paper to get a good peek.

Mrs de Miranda said...

Oh my gosh!! That is soooo funny! They are sooo clever! I was never that good!!

mannequin said...

Oh my gosh, it's another snarky mom. We are the snark SITSta's baby!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW two thumbs up for the brilliant package peeking your kids came up with. I'm VERY impressed! Ya gotta love em when they take sneaky to an "art form"! Merry SITSMAS!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

what little boogers. GENIUS boogers. They're the best.

Michelle said...

You are very clever!

BTW: My girls love all the Ology books! Merry SITsmas to you!

sticky said...

Genius! I agree...how smart is that?!

Merry SITSmas, thanks for the visit...

sandy said...

Merry SITSmas!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

HAHA sound like my girls.

Merry SITSmas!

Kristen said...

Gotta watch them. For me some of the best fun was trying to peak or guess what a gift was.
I did find a few gifts one year in my mom's closet and then on Christmas I didn't get them and asked where they were. Oh yeah I was busted, she knew I peeked and took them back.

georgie said...

LOL oooo they are good...my beans just unwrap the gifts then rewrap them not so well i might add lol

stoppin by to wish you a merry sitsmas

Nicole said...

hee hee--so this is what I have to look forward to! :) Merry SITSmas!

gingela5 said...

That is too funny! Merry SITSMAS to you! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! :)

What A Card said...

Your kids are geniuses!

Merry SITSmas!

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

Firefly said...

Crayon rubbings.... that is just brilliant!

Valerie said...

That is too funny. Merry SITSmas!

Rebecca Jo said...

Have a Blessed holiday!!!

Merry SITSmas!!

Megz said...

And this is why we can't put presents under the tree until bedtime Christmas Eve. Though I really can't imagine that many gifts that have engraved titles on them for little kids so we are probably safe.

Annie said...

Merry SITSmas to you!

jewelstreet said...

Ha! That is wicked clever! I'm surprised I didn't think of that as well.

My kid adores the Egyptology book. I think they are so clever how they laid them out and put all that extra fun stuff in there. Like pop up books for the older ones.

KDLOST said...

Merrrrrrry SITSmas!!! :)

Melanieshea said...

Merry SITSmas...Thanks for stopping by!

Christina said...

Merry SITSmas! Filled with lots of love!

Amanda said...

tooo funny!!

Merry SITSmas!!

tara @ kidz said...

LOL so funny! Merry Christmas!!!

Kiki and Lele said...

I am glad you like the jewelry! Cannot wait to see what you pick!

Leslee

lynn said...

Genius! Why didn't I ever think of that as a kid?

Thanks for stopping by and for the link! Merry SITSmas!

Sher said...

Those are some clever kids. Mine have kept their cleverness a secret except Trisa confessed to finding a present early in her Dad's car's trunk before. I loved the thankful list too. Being Thankful is a blessing and a gift I think.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Ho Ho Ho Merrrrrrrrrrrrry SITSmas!

And if there's anybody that deserves the $200 grand prize, it's me - oops! I mean you!

- Margaret

Rachael said...

Merry SITSmas!

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Glad I stopped by! Merry SITSmas!

Becky Welch said...

Merry SITSmas to you! You are great!

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness! That is fantastic! I couldn't be mad! It was too genius of an idea!

Karen said...

Congrats on the win! Merry SITSmas!

Carrie said...

What smart little buggers!

Merry SITSmas!!

Chelsi said...

I thought about trying this SITS thing... I'm just not as clever as you, so it's intimidating to think of trying to be clever so lots of people can read it. Yikes.

On the subject of sneaky peekers, my parents made it very clear that if we ever found out what we were getting for Christmas, it was no longer ours. So, I never peeked. I have given my kids the same ultimatum and I don't think they've peeked, but they're young, still. I will follow through, though, if they do. (I am just that mean.)

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

I'm slowly working my way through the list over at SITS to wish everyone a merry (belated) SITSmas!