Faking Christmas Presents

What does the word FAKE really mean?

I am a grandmother. I have 7 children, 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Let’s just say: I know kids.

Since I became an Avon representative six years ago, I had to change the timing of putting up my Christmas tree and decorating the house. I have some customers that pick up their orders at my house and having my house decorated for the holidays gets them into placing their orders early. I have all the Avon decorations out so they can see them.

So, on December 1, I put up my tree and other decorations. A few days ago (December 15) I thought the tree looked lonely without any presents under it. So, I fixed up some fake presents with Avon bags and tissue paper. It looked great... until the grandkids came by after school.

9 year-old Gabriel: “Grandma, you got presents under the tree. Can we open one!”

8 year-old Gracie: “Grandma, which one is mine!”

66 year-old Grandma: “Those are not real presents. They are fake.”

Gabriel: “But I want to open my present now!”

Gracie: whining “Me too.”

Me: “Alright. You can open one present each that is under the tree.”

Gracie: “I want to open the one at the back. It is the biggest.”

Grabriel: “What is in this one?” he said yanking the tissue paper out of the bag.

Me: “I told you, they are FAKE presents, but go ahead and look.”

The grownups were laughing. I was trying hard not to.

Gabriel: “There is nothing in here!”

Gracie: “Grandma!”

Me, laughing: “I told you they were FAKE presents to dress up the tree. I have your presents, but you are not getting them until Christmas.

Gabriel and Gracie: “Awwwwwww!”

So... do I know kids or what?

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Cute story. Yes, you know children.

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