Thursday, December 9, 2010

#9: a bible for christmas??

I was never the kid to sneak under the tree and shake my Christmas presents to see what they were. That was cheating and I wasn't a cheater ... except for that one time in 2nd grade when I copied Kenny's "Charlotte's Web" test and got sent out into the hall.

BUT, one year for Christmas, I did it.

I was probably about 9 or 10. I decided I wanted to know what one of my Christmas presents was before Christmas Day. Why? Because I was a kid. The one I picked was a rectangular shape, about 2 inches thick, and was heavy. Why I picked this one I'll never know. Each night I'd rip a little piece of the paper back. My reasoning was that it wasn't as bad because it was a little each day. Right?

One night I could finally see enough of it. I knew what it was. A Bible. Talk about a guilt trip. But, did I feel guilt? Nah, my initial thought was something along the lines of, "BORRRING." Now, the Bible isn't boring, but when you're a 10 year old girl who wants to get her ears pierced and get clothes from limited 2 and buy accessories from Claire's, a Bible is no fun.

Later on, of course, I realized it was a wonderful gift from my mom and dad. So, thanks mom and dad ... even though I was a cheater. It certainly sucked the fun out of 'opening' the present on Christmas day, but I learned my lesson and never did it again. :)

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