when should we open presents?

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when should we open presents?

Postby ariom2 » 16 Dec 2011, 18:18

We are going down south to the in-laws on thurs for xmas. We will take B's xmas presents from us and father christmas, but since we have to go in my skoda due to there being 4 of us, can't really take his presents from everyone. if my dad and mum come down we've said he can open his presents from them with them, but there's a chance they won't, and even if they do we have several other presents posted to us from distant relatives that can't be taken with us to open on xmas day, so when should he open them? Maybe weds so he has time to play with them before we go? or any other suggestions?
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Re: when should we open presents?

Postby Stormwind » 16 Dec 2011, 18:52

I would save them until you got back - I think the waiting is the best part (!). Then you can have the opening of presents after to counteract the 'let down' of it all being over!
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Re: when should we open presents?

Postby Svea » 16 Dec 2011, 18:58

just let him open them during christmas week, when you are back home. at that age, they get bored of the actual present opening quickly though obviously enjoy the new toys/books/whatevers. don;t forget Christmas runs until the 6th january and beyond.....
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Re: when should we open presents?

Postby Fozza » 16 Dec 2011, 19:27

Definitely save them for when you get back...it will be horrible for a lo to leave opened gifts at home for a few days :-(
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Re: when should we open presents?

Postby ariom2 » 21 Dec 2011, 11:58

thanks, I decided tp let him open two today to keep him out of my hair while I pack and placate the screaming baby, and fortunately the ones he picked include a set of books which he can look at on the journey and we've kept the rest for when we return which should help with the post-holiday anti-climax.
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