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Have you ever went searching for your Christmas gifts to take a peak? Did you find them?

Have you ever went searching for your Christmas gifts to take a peak and found them? If they were wrapped, did you carefully unwrap the paper to take a peak and wrapped them back up so it would not be obvious? Did you look through the bag and spoil it for yourself? What happened?

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6 Responses to “Have you ever went searching for your Christmas gifts to take a peak? Did you find them?”

  1. Jane said :

    Of course! As a child my sister was an expert at peeling tape and re-fastening it!

  2. Jaycinth said :

    Yup. One year, when I was a little kid, I found some stuff I shouldn’t when I was mooching through my mother’s bedroom. Mum caught me 🙁 Big trouble ensued.

    I’m 36 now, and she still hasn’t let me forget it!

  3. lady_tapeworm said :

    I’ve never deliberately found my gifts, but I always did happen to find them somehow. My parents are horrible at hiding things. Whenever I find something I’m certain they bought for me, i just peek to make sure it is exactly what I want or otherwise i start hinting to them. I try not to spoil the rest of my surprises though 😀

  4. Mic said :

    When I was 12, I carefully opened my wrapped presents under the tree before Christmas and took a peek. On Christmas day when I opened them officially, I was disappointed-sad. It is the suspense of waiting that makes it better. I vowed I wouldn’t do it again and I haven’t.

  5. Live♥Laugh♥Love♥ said :

    I find my gifts ever single year. and they are always in a different spot.
    i have un-wraped things but most of the time they were like movies where i didnt have to unwrap it all the way 🙂

  6. Heather =) said :

    Ha yeah every year I find them and take a peak but not really anymore it started to ruin the fun cause I knew everything that I was getting. But I carefully would unwrap them if they were wrapped then take a peak and wrap them back up. But one year I was alone and it was a week before Christmas there were some presents under the tree already and I un wrapped them then I heard my parents driving in and I freaked and tore the paper on one of them while wrapping them back up so I hid the gift in the closet and waited till my parents went to their room to get out the tape and exact same wrapping paper and wrap it again =P I don’t think they ever noticed lol

  7. Viola said :

    There are many reasons why Paris is an exleeclnt choice as a learning experience for young people from the United States. History is the big reason of course. For many centuries Paris has been an important center of world events, the breeding ground of political, artistic and philosophical movements. You can visit a Roman amphitheater or see the Roman baths from the days when Paris was part of the Roman province of Gaul. There is Notre Dame, built in 1163 and an excellant example of Gothic architecture. You can see the 13th century Conciergerie, once the home of the Grand Concierge, a high court official that would become a prison during the Revolution and hold Marie Antoinette. There is Saint Chapelle consturcted in 1246 by Louis IX (Saint Louis) to hold the Crown of Thorns and other relics. In the little winding streets of the Left Bank and the Marias you can get an idea of what a medieval city was like.At Versailles you will see the Ancien Regime at the height of its power under Louis XIV. You will also be able to understand the excesses that led the people to revolt against his great grandson Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. In the Place de la Concorde you can see where they both met their end on the guillotine.Paris also played an essential part in the American Revolution. From here Benjamin Franklin mustered support for the revolitionary cause from the French Monarchy. Franklin’s favorite cafe, the Procope, is still operating in the same place it was founded in 1689. You can have lunch at the same table Ben Franklin did. This same place was a favorite of such other famous people as Voltaire, Moliere, Danton, Robespierre, and Marat. In more recent history, you can walk the streets of Montmartre where Picasso and Utrillo stolled and eat at the La Lapin Agile where they ate. You can stroll down the hill and see the Moulin Rouge that Toulouse Lautrec, another Montmartre denizen, made famous with his art.Walk around central Paris and you’ll see little plaques everywhere commemorating the many Parisians who died fighting to free their city from the Nazi occupiers. Behiund Notre Dame you’ll find a Memorial to the thousands of people sent to Nazi concentration camps.On a happier note, have a cup of coffee at the Cafe de Deux Magots where Jean Paul Sartre held forth and go to the Cimetie8re du Montparnasse to see where he is buried.And while visiting cemeteries make sure to check out the Pe8re Lachaise Cemetery where you will find the graves of everyone from Eugene Delacroix, Yves Montand, and Edith Piaf to Jim Morrison of The Doors.The Museums are another big reason for visiting Paris. The Cluny (Museum of the Middle Ages) which contains the famous Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries) to the Louvre with is classic art (Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa amongs hundreds of masterpieces) to the Musee D’Orsay (impressionists) and the Centre Pompidu with its collection of Modern Art.And in Paris you’ll get a taste of a foreign culture that is close enough to American that it will be understandable yet different enough to show you that there are other ways of doing things. Even something as simple as when you eat dinner is different in France where people typically have their evening meal no earlier than 8 PM. The French habit of whiling away a few hours in a cafe, drinking espresso and watching the world go by is a contrast to the American rush rush rush lifestyle. In fact, just being someplace where most people don’t speak English is a learning experience. I began taking my daughter with me to Europe when she was a bit younger than you are now. I think she greatly benefited from those trips and I’m sure you’d benefit in the same way.


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