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December 14th, 2010, 02:45 PM
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how do you open presents on Christmas morning? Is it a free for all with everyone opening at once or do you open one at a time?

I prefer one at a time - so we can see who got what. And I throw the paper away immediately. I don't let the kids throw paper all around.

Dh says I am weird. His family gave you your stack of presents all at once and you could open them all at the same time. Meanwhile someone else was opening their stack too.

How do you guys do it?
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December 14th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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usually all at once, its hard to do one at a time with the littles
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December 14th, 2010, 03:30 PM
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We do one at a time. I'm teaching them that patience is important. This also allows DH and I to take things out of boxes and such too.
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December 14th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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We each get one in our hands and everyone opens that one at the same time. Then we show each other what we got and start all over again
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December 15th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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We open them one at a time in no particular order. Sometimes I'll be holding the same gift for a while watching others open until someone says "it's mom's turn!" It does take hours but it's fun.

I let the kids play with their Santa gifts and look in their stockings before we get up though. But adults usually take turns looking in stockings. We have a lot of fun with that! (joke/gag stuff).
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December 15th, 2010, 09:19 AM
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We each get one in our hands and everyone opens that one at the same time. Then we show each other what we got and start all over again

We do this
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December 15th, 2010, 10:40 AM
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go ahead and tell me I am traumatizing my kids.....we open our gifts the day before.

The kids have 3 gifts, and I do have a particular order, so first they'll open the gift with a heart on it, all at the same time, and then we look and then all 5 open the other gift and check it out and then we do the third.
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