Trish wrote:This is the meanest way I ever gave a present.
I like wrapping paper and tape. I have an evil sense of humor.
Christmas '95, when my daughter was just 3 mos old, my son (then 12) asked for Madden Football.
I pulled the "we're broke now" line and he pretended to understand.
At the goodwill, I bought 2 of the most broken-down 100-pc puzzles they had.
Inside each was, of course, the Madden Football games he'd asked for.
Christmas morning, Dan had only these 2 small boxes under the tree and opened them carefully.
Poor kid, he tried so hard to look excited, but put them down to open a present from Grandma.
Then he looked at me --like he knew what I was up to-- and shook each box.
Yep, I hid the Madden Football games inside the crappy, used puzzle boxes.
One year, I wrapped all his birthday present in tissue paper, taped each with duct tape and put them all in one big box. Completely taped with duct tape, of course. Took him hours.
Last year for Christmas, I got him nifty new wheels and tires for his car.
It would have been boring to just give them to him, so I said I wanted to use his car Xmas Eve while he was at work. Grudgingly, I got the keys.
Got the wheels & tires on, called and said I'd be late picking him up and, oh, was he annoyed.
I still have the pics on my cell phone of him standing there with his mouth hanging open gawping at his new wheels.
You would think he'd have learned.
Ok, that was 3 mean ways I gave presents....
Hells bells! You're talking about the BEST presents you ever gave anyone!!
Should start a new thread but ....whatever.......I got my little daughter a new bike, WITHOUT stabilizers like her old one. Hid it at my parents' house until close to The Day when it magicked into my car boot and it stayed in my garage until Christmas Eve and, when she was asleep, it appeared in our living room for the morning of Christmas. When she found it, it was a very lovely moment and she had a great deal of fun before she outgrew it.........happy days
No photos, sadly, but lots of warm thoughts!