I’d always “act” surprised on Christmas because I would ALWAYS snoop around the house and car when my mom was sleep or at work to see what she bought me waaay before Christmas! If it was clothing, I would try everything on and walk around the house & put everything back in the box before she wrapped it! Haha – Jasmine
I remember always receiving only one gift for my birthday and Christmas, since my birthday is right before Christmas. My mom used to have us open all of the crappy gifts which weren’t on our list and say ” Well ya’ll start picking up the paper and put away your toys” as if that was the end of it. As soon as the tears would start coming down our faces, my uncles would walk through the door with all that we had asked for! – Nina
I always remember snooping for our gifts…even unwrapping them sometimes. But the memory that always stands out is the year my father died. My mother and her friends filled our entire living room with toys (I was 6 at the time)! they were lined up all around the room and around the tree. It was like we went to sleep and woke up to Santa’s workshop! We found out later they were in debt for months after but every year we do Christmas in a major way – with or without gifts! – Kenny
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