Last minute Christmas preparations have been started at our house. My mom is a planner, can’t stand to procrastinate, but she doesn’t like wrapping gifts. She buys gifts all year long and keeps them in the gift closet, but a few days before Christmas, we have to get busy wrapping. Many gifts this year were wrapped at the store which Mom absolutely loves! The rest we did together. It’s always a family event.
I think Madison and Bert are the only ones who really find wrapping up gifts to be a fun activity! Aside from my mom being a planner, she is an organizational nut except for in two instances. One of those is hotel rooms – everything goes on the floor, no neatness, no organization, and gift wrapping. All the wrapping supplies are dumped in the living room. and gifts are then wrapped one by one with us searching for appropriate boxes, wrapping paper, and bags.
I enjoy sniffing through the huge mess. It’s lots of fun because we normally don’t have a huge mess to be in! For me it is important to smell all the gifts to make sure they are okay.
Bailie with her sense of fashion and style always inspects the wrapping paper and bows to make sure they are super “cool”! It appears even squeaky piggy is trying to get in on the action!
Cat bro Bert loves a good pile of stuff to play around in. We have to make sure he doesn’t jump on wrapped presents, and accidentally tear the paper with his claws. For some reason, kitty sis Sophie refuses to participate in the fun.
Being the agility dog of the family, Madison enjoyed a wrapping paper tunnel. I think she thought she was hiding or something. Silly puppy!
After I finish sniffing through the pile of stuff, I retire to my dog bed to wait for Mom to finish up the wrapping. No need for me to stick around since I don’t have thumbs to work with.
Cat bro Bert is a bit sad because some of the precious boxes will be leaving our house. You know how cats are! Boxes are treasures, not just cardboard!
After a very long time, and a frustrated Mom, the job is finished. Isn’t it amazing what that woman can turn a huge mess into? We are now done with almost everything (a couple more gifts arrive today to be wrapped), and Christmas is welcome to show up at any time! Do you have any last minute “traditions” at your house?