We got all our shopping done last week, right? Good. Today, we’re wrapping. I love wrapping, believe it or not. I can spend a day wrapping presents, especially if I don’t have any other pressing issues. I stick in my Santa Clause DVD, followed by Christmas Vacation, and start covering boxes. I can spend hours doing it, complete with ribbons, bows and tags.
I remember when I was a kid… well, in my teenage years… my mom and I would close off one of the bedrooms and set the whole thing up for wrapping. She always had tons of paper, ribbon, and various decorations, including pine boughs, small branches off of the arborvidea in our front yard, pine cones, and these weird aluminum ribbon, that when you rolled pieces of it around a pencil, and then tied them all together? You’d yank that middle string tight, and the whole thing would explode and turn into a really cool aluminum silver and blue (or red), 3D snowflakey kinda ball. It was very cool, and I’ll try and find a picture, because I cannot possibly describe it properly here. I’ve just failed miserably at it.
Anyway, the wrapping table, with Christmas Music playing in the background, is an awesome place to catch up. So pass the snowflake paper and the blue ribbon, and let’s get started. And keep it clean, folks. Being mean will result in you being left behind to clean up all the snippings. And believe me, when you’re the one who has to do that while everyone else is relaxing over cookies and hot chocolate? You won’t be mean again. Don’t forget those little strips that got embedded in the carpet.