Sunday, December 4, 2011

To snoop or not to snoop

When I was a kid I was always so curious about what I was getting for Christmas. I could never wait. I had to snoop. I was, more often than not, disappointed.
I did eventually outgrow my curiosity and gave up on snooping. However, when you live in a house that is big on shopping online and you are the first one home to get the mail, you sometimes find things out without even trying. Especially if the box is clearly marked with what's inside.
The bad part about that is that the next 21 days are going to be pure torture.
In case you are wondering, a certain little white Westie has no problem with snooping. I don't dare leave any bags containing his gifts anywhere within his reach.

If you missed yesterdays post be sure to go check it out and get in on my giveaway. Winner will be posted tomorrow.

23 comments:

Grace said...

Oddly enough my husband is not the curious type and only gifts for him come via UPS et al.

Ginny said...

Oh, sweet little Duke would NEVER snoop, peek, or otherwise touch, rip open, or pull apart a present!!!

Julie Harward said...

LOL well, I was a little snoop and I knew where all mom's hiding places were! After totally ruining a couple of Christmases in a row, I decided that I wanted to be surprised more, so I gave it up! Speaking of boxes in the mail...would you please put Duke in one and send him to me? ;D

Duni said...

I order many items off Etsy -- luckily I'm usually the first one to get the mail :)

Sandra said...

now i am in super suspense mode wondering what you found when you came home. do we have to wait until Christmas? bags are for snooping, that is my motto. my mother had a terrible time hiding things from me. she finally started putting gifts in her luggage and locking it and hiding the key. when i was 2nd grade, i found a big doll in the closet and she told me Santa had a long list and came by early and asked her to put it out for him

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That little Westie looks so innocent... He wouldn't dare open his gifts before Christmas, would he???? Not a Cutie Pie like that!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Out on the prairie said...

It used to kill me also.A shake, a rattle,maybe loosen the wrap just a bit.Now I am god at guessing,like this sounds like a piece of coal.

FishHawk said...

I hear that there's this feller by the name of Snoop Dogg, who has made a fortune out of snooping...or maybe dogging? Either way, he's made enough to get us a lot of really cool presents. Methinks you should send Duke to have a little talk with him.

LDH said...

I am not snooper and I hate when my kids find out what I am giving them as often happens. Two of my girls CANNOT keep a secret especially from each other (our twins)

Raider is a snooper and I have to tell ladies that if they have gum or food in their bags, please do not leave them on the floor.

A few Christmases ago when it fell on a Sunday and we were in church, Raider ate a 1 pound bag of chocolate kisses. Fortunately he was just mighty sick and didn't lose his life!

Duke, you look mighty curious by the Christmas tree. Remember... Santa is watching... so be good for goodness sake! :)

Donna said...

If I looked as cute as Duke, I could get away with snooping, LOL. Thank you for posting about the shirt. I'm not entering, but it is good to know that I can get a custom t-shirt for a reasonable price!

SweetMarie said...

I'm thinking Duke is on the look out for goodies! I put my doggies gifts in their stockings and I have to wait until Christmas Eve to do that or else stockings will be on the floor. LOL!
I don't remember snooping for gifts as a child. My son has always snooped for Christmas gifts! I have to take them to my parents house.

Sandee said...

I've outgrown this too, but back in the day I was a big snoop.

Duke is adorable and we can't fault him for having a better nose than we do.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Daisy said...

I think sometimes you can figure out what is in a present just by SMELLING it! I am hoping for a bag of freeze-dried shrimp this year.

Doris Sturm said...

Aww....nice to see little Duke sitting next to the tree! I'm sorry I've not been blogging much; I sort of lost my interest in anything I used to do because it reminds me so much of Gizzy - I don't even take that many photos anymore...I miss him every day and I am surprised I got my Christmas tree out of the shed this year - I almost didn't, but then life goes on with our without us, so I'm going through the motions and continue missing my boy till it will stop hurting so much...thanks for being a dear friend. Extra hugs and kisses to your precious Duke!

Sher said...

He looks so innocent! I'm sure he wasn't snooping.

Reeni said...

I used to be a snoop too but it does take a lot of the fun out of it. Luckily I grew out of the habit. I buy gifts for Moon and can't help giving them to him early.

BeadedTail said...

I'm a snooper yet I like to be surprised so I try to remember that when I want to snoop! If we put packages under the tree they somehow get unwrapped in the night so our tree is present-less.

Marg said...

Oh Duke, you are the cutest ever. Our Mom never was a snoop when she was a child. I don't know why not. Guess her Mom did a good job of hiding things.
HOpe all of you have a great Sunday evening.

Lin said...

Oh, the kitties are bad about snooping too! We can't leave their presents in the house because they always find them and open them up early. Ugh.

I'm not a snooper, although I remember trying to do it as a kid.

Catherine said...

Oh oh - no snooping! Santa might be watching!
xo Catherine

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Good boy, Dukie Wukie, Tear them all open and reveal what's inside early. I do it every year!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey to tell you the truth I'm not good at it either - but he is so cute - I could adopt him. sandie

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ann- I didn't realize you would get so excited over dog biscuits!

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