How old was I when I ruined Christmas?
I must have been pretty young when I was gifted that doll.
I crept my way to the presents lying all pretty under the Christmas tree, and tried to unsuccessfully garner a peak inside at this rectangular box that captured my eye.
Back then my secret planning and clever trickery skills were not developed, and fumbled my chance at a clean escape.
I ripped the wrapping paper - a long strip of it actually, right on the front of the box.
"What is it? So what did you get?", a stern familiar voice called.
"I don't know...?" I replied.
"You don't know and the big dolly eye watching you?" was the retort from Momma HO.
I reminded her of this story this past week and she told me that she should have slapped me for opening the present.
"Wait," I said, "you would smack me for opening the present...."
"Yes! You ruined the surprise for Christmas morning!"
"...but you wouldn't smack me for lying?"
"Oh...uh, Yes! For lying!"
"Seriously, Lady! Where are your priorities?!"
Also! Happy (Yesterday) Birtday, Momma Ho! I wonder if your sons remembered your birthday...hrrm? TD5, Frass, and MC?!?!?!