tied up with strings
Soooooo it's Jason's birthday comin right up on the 15th! Say heeello to 25.
To help mount the anticipation of birthday happiness and unwrapping brown paper packages tied up with strings (literally) I decided to wrap them and sit them all on my green chair/suitcases to get stared at and longed for. I took this route instead of the other where it's me, furiously wrapping everything the morning of and Jason unwrapping everything mere seconds later..... That route makes me say 'Well that was dumb, why didn't I just hand you your presents in the shopping bag?' and then next time a gift-giving-holiday-sans-Christmas rolls around I do end up just shoving the shopping bag in his face and all the magic is gone-zo (did she just say gone-zo? yep, I just said gone-zo).
Anyway! Jas didn't even really notice these little beauties sitting there, staring him in the face, for the whole first day. By the next day he did notice them and got a little curious. And last night he was begging me to let him open just one and he knew exactly which one (the one highlighted in bright pink, naturally. can you blame him?).
I said "No way!" like the super strict mom I'm going to be someday. And he got crafty.... "What if I open one each day leading up to my birthday?.... Yeah! That's a great idea! It'll be fun!" I stood my ground, "What do you think this is Christmas?"
Like I said—anticipation is killer!
Puts the present-opening-excitement right back into birthdays. Awesome.
(little does he know it's mostly practical, grownup stuff and maybe only one toy)