Back in the day, when I had 3 ‘believers’ and nary a fucking minute to myself, I would assist the fat dude in the red suit by wrapping all the gifts on Christmas Eve.
Sometimes driving to pick them up from their hiding place at
my parents his factory after the kids had gone to sleep, and wrapping into the wee hours of the morning.
Only to get up minutes later to oooh and ahhh over the gifts that were unwrapped in 4 seconds flat and then spend the rest of the day cooking an amazing meal.
Then I slapped myself around a bit and went to
my parents house the factory to wrap the gifts a couple of days beforehand, ensuring a moderately early night and less murderous Christmas day from lack of sleep and wrapping paper cuts.
As I got older and realised that I didn’t have to do it all in one fucking session, and the kids got less gifts (but they COST MORE) I would spread it out over a few weeks while they were at school.
THIS YEAR I woke up and realised that I don’t have to do it all.
So MPS has got the day off tomorrow and he can be my sticky tape bitch and we will get it all done in time to go out for a nice lunch before school pickup.
Well, that is the plan anyway.
So tell me, how do you do your Christmas wrapping? All in one night? Christmas Eve? As you get them? Outsource to those places in the shopping centre?
P.S. Click here to see my patented gift wrapping station that made Martha Stewart weep.