With the election coming up in the United States we have created a special vote just for our blog readers.
We have been purchasing gifts for Joshua and Jonah for Christmas throughout the summer. Our first Christmas in Cameroon, we didn’t have anything to give them at Christmas due to the shipment not arriving between the time we arrived and Christmas. We purchased some items from other missionaries and wrapped each piece of the mega block set individually so they would have more to open. We prefer to not repeat that particular scenario again.
While in Pennsylvania, we purchased some unique games and toys. When it was time to pack to leave we decided to mail a box of the Christmas gifts to Missouri to save space and to prevent the boys from seeing the gifts. Well, the box arrived damaged in Missouri with the majority of the gifts we had purchased missing. We didn’t insure the box, so we didn’t have any recourse with the Post Office.
We have been repurchasing gifts to take back with us. Yesterday we made a purchase and hid the items in a container that we will be traveling back to Cameroon with. This morning on homeschool break, Jonah being his curious little self, decided to peek into the containers and discovered the gifts. Plus he shared his discovery with his brother. So, we’re trying to decide what we should do as parents.
After you laugh it off, wrap them up for Christmas.
I (David) was leaning that way also.
I would say that if they were told not to open the container, it’s a matter of disobedience and needs a consequence. If you were just trying to hide them and he found them anyway, then it’s just 7-year-old curiosity: don’t worry about it.
They weren’t told, they just found them. We only purchased the containers yesterday.
Boys will be boys – the consequence is having to wait for Christmas.
Suggestion: hide things in my room. No way they’ll find them there! ha