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Thought you might need a chuckle.  Last weekend my daughter hid all her kids' unwrapped Christmas gifts in a storage room that is always locked.  A few hours later she had to take an important call for work while the kids (ages 2, 4, and 7) were watching a movie. She was listening to make sure they were behaving while on the call...multi-tasking like all moms do. When things got suddenly quiet...she knew something was up.  She ended the call and heard 3 kids running in 3 different directions.

    Of course the one time she didn't lock the door...the girls sneaked in to look around.

Fast forward to today...I was visiting at their house and the 4 year old asked me if I knew that mom has a secret room.  I asked her what that was and she said with a grin..."Well...mom doesn't want us in there...but it's Loaded! " 😂
   Best laugh I have had in a long time.  
I assured my daughter that I snooped around as a kid too.  
Tell the truth...were you curious as a kid?

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@Mombo1 wrote:

Thought you might need a chuckle.  Last weekend my daughter hid all her kids' unwrapped Christmas gifts in a storage room that is always locked.  A few hours later she had to take an important call for work while the kids (ages 2, 4, and 7) were watching a movie. She was listening to make sure they were behaving while on the call...multi-tasking like all moms do. When things got suddenly quiet...she knew something was up.  She ended the call and heard 3 kids running in 3 different directions.

    Of course the one time she didn't lock the door...the girls sneaked in to look around.

Fast forward to today...I was visiting at their house and the 4 year old asked me if I knew that mom has a secret room.  I asked her what that was and she said with a grin..."Well...mom doesn't want us in there...but it's Loaded! " 😂
   Best laugh I have had in a long time.  
I assured my daughter that I snooped around as a kid too.  
Tell the truth...were you curious as a kid?


@Mombo1 

I love the funny kid stories.  They are the best.  Anybody else ever watch Art Linkletter "Kids Say the Darnest things?"  I miss that and that type TV programs.

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My mom fixed my 'wagon' early on.  She's drop gift packages from store to closet to be wrapped later. She caught me poking around and said....go ahead and look; but you won't have any surprises for Christmas.

 

I never went in her closet again................

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I once got caught sitting on the floor of a closet trying on a new pair of slippers I'd unwrapped and taken from under the tree.  I'm not sure how I though I was going to cover up the crime.  I think I was 4 years old.

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@Mombo1 That is funny!

 

My son used to find hidden gifts...of course he was looking for them while my daughter never did that.  We would switch up the hiding places from year to year until we finally had to put stuff at my neighbor's house!

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I was a huge "snooper" but not for Christmas presents.  I remember cousins and friends telling me they would carefully unwrap the ends of their presents under the tree, find out what it was and then carefully  tape them back up.  I never even thought to do anything like that.  I did, however, like to snoop through the drawers and closets of both my parents.  

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When i was in high school ,my parents went to the grocery store on saturdays ,to a near by town,around christmas time ,i knew where they hide my gifts,i had a charm braclet that they would buy me charms for ,earings also,well i would carefully un wrap the boxes,look inside ,re wrap them,no one knew i did this ,until i was in my late 20's ,i told them.

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I was a real PITA as a kid. I was determined to find out what my presents were. I stopped believing in Santa early, and I was fine with that. 🤣

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My mother hid all the unwrapped gifts in the trunk of her car.  Unfortunately for her, my sister and I knew where the spare keys were.  When my parents would go out to dinner, etc we would check out the trunk.  

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Very early on, I was a snoop.  I remember that my parents had a tall wardrobe in their bedroom.  It was placed in the corner.  My parents hid Christmas behind it.  I would wedge my small body behind the wardrobe just enough to move it a few inches.

 

I reached and grabbed toys  out and even played with a few of them.  I remember a toy that had four lady bugs hooked together.  It was a wind up toy that would walk accross the floor. Everyday I would play with it on the sly until it showed up under the tree on Christmas morning. I was around three years old at the time.

 

My older adult sister would buy gifts and wrap them in expensive shiny paper and make beautiful bows.  She would wrap them with no tape showing.  Her bedroom had a huge deep double closet and she would hide the gifts in there.

 

I would unwrap the gifts to see what they were.  not only mine, but everyone's.  On Christmas morning, when she handed someone a box, I'd say...hey, that looks like a box of PJ's or a fire truck with lights that really work.

 

She  would get so angry and threatened not to get me anything..ever.

 

One Christmas, I wanted a large stuffed snake.  They were popular.  You would tie them into a knot and prop yourself up in bed.  By this time, my sister did not put gifts in the closet because she knew I'd snoop and open them.

 

She had a cedar chest in her room that had a key and could be locked.  I was determined to find the key.  It didn't take me long.  The key was wrapped in tissue paper and stuffed in a shoe in a pocket of a hanging shoe rack.  My sis always stuffed the toes of her good shoes.

 

I opened the chest and saw my snake.  Somehow my sister found out I had opened the chest and she was really upset.  On Christmas morning, I didn't get my snake.  She made me wait a few days to punish me.

 

I have three kids.  My  middle child was a snoop too.  He always seemed to find everything.  When he went into the military, he was stationed in Iraq.  He would call me once a week and tell me what I got everyone for Christmas.

 

Either he was clairvoyant, or one of my other children was a snoop too.  No one ever confessed.