- Dec 21, 2004
- 'north munster'
yes - that's what I meant.Oh yeah, I'm not gonna deny that. It's brilliant seeing their excitement. It's nearly half the reason for having kids.
2-3 year olds ('small child') may not quite grasp being given an avalanche of presents.You've never been around kids at Christmas I take it?
as a kid my family used to sit around on Xmas afternoon opening our presents.
after having Santa in the morning, we would each take it in turn to open one
present at a time (this is a nice idea if you can get it to work but it's not been
passed on to the next generation).
my barely 3 year old brother opened about 5 presents one year before my folks
realized he was just putting them in a stack and not taking any interest in them.
they had to tell him they were his toys to play with.
another time i woke up on my fourth birthday and went down to the kitchen to
see something covering up the dining table - someone had put this big wooden
toy garages on the table for me and my brother (whose birthday was a few weeks
later) and put all my toy cars on it !
some jerk was trying to take my toys !
so I took all my cars off the garage and covered it up again.
my folks got up shortly after and were a bit confused, as to why I did that and
explained my Dad had made the garages for us.
the garages ended up being the most played with toys of our childhoods -
something really unique only we had.
the Xmas after that I got up and saw a toy motorbike at the end of the my bed.
I went back to bed wondering who left their bike there.
another time my Dad bought my mother a washing machine for Xmas.
the box it came in was about the size of a Wendy house and me and my brother
used it as a toy house until it feel apart about 6 or 7 weeks later.
I should have just asked for a Wendy house from Santa.
loads more examples of this.
I used to love Xmas as a kid. although whoever came up with Santa was bit strange,
there's no possibilty of opting out it.