The Douthwright motto is: “Tell me everything, don’t leave nuthin out”. Yes, nuthin with a U and no G. We’re way fancy. We get this from my father who is, to put it politely, curious about EVERYTHING and can’t be left out of the loop at any moment. I have taken on this fine quality myself and will get to the bottom of every situation. Including Santa.
What? They thought they could fool me that this guy was sneaking into our casa at midnight without me waking up? I might possibly have believed it….but my parents weren’t the best at hiding presents. Well, they might have been but my brothers and I were masters at finding them. That corner in the basement no one ever saw until the week before Christmas? We were on to you. In fact, it didn’t matter if the presents were wrapped. We very lightly took the tape off, slid the gifts out, cheered with joy, grumbled in disbelief that I got another pair of mittens and slid the box back in. Smooth.
Also, it doesn’t help when you hear your parents arguing about the spots each present was going to go under the tree and then saying, “Shhh, you’re going to wake the kids”! Umm, did they not realize they raised a girl on a lifetime spy mission and refused to go to sleep until the truth was set free? Gimme some credit rentals!
Let me tell you, this quality about me has ruined every surprise in life. Pat can’t stand it because I figure out every gift! He makes it so easy though. Like I’m not going to notice when he says, “So, if you liked that shirt, just curious about what size you’d like it in if you ever got it”. Even if it’s six months before Christmas, I leave that treasure of information stored in the corner of my mind. Never to be forgotten.
Here I am at my 1st Christmas, thinking: “Why does this thing say Matel? I thought the elves made this”!
This is me, reaching for the truth.
Still not fooled at age 2. This looks like a Macy’s box…but nice try.
I stole my Cousin’s My Buddy because “Santa” didn’t bring me Kid Sister.
The kid’s table = where secrets get spilled.
The holidays, don’t you love em?! What are your plans for the holidays? Tell me everything! Don’t leave nuthin’ out!