December 21st, 2006

Wrap Master D

My dad’s favorite thing to do at Christmas is to obfuscate wrapped packages. Some of his more famous wrapping have included chains and logs, for example. Square packages end up rhomboid, the original present might have something else inside it — mysteries wrapped in enigmas wrapped in conundrums.

We had our family Christmas this past weekend, and for some reason, dad’s history never crossed my mind. Well, it actually did cross my mind when I saw a package with my name on it and I hadn’t the slightest idea what it could possibly be. I figured there was creative wrapping going on and didn’t put too much more brain power to it.

When it came to to open presents, Mom said, “You kids all need to open your presents at the same time.” (Kids = me, my brother, and his wife) Dad added, “And open them carefully.”

We knew something up, but we didn’t know what. So we all started tearing off the wrapping paper… to find another different layer of wrapping underneath with a card taped to it that said, “This present actually belongs to _______.” We swapped and opened to find things we’d all wanted.

Pretty sneaky. We all agreed this one’ll go down in the archives as one of his best efforts.

3 Comments on “Wrap Master D”

  1. the obscure says:

    That's a great idea. Gonna try it with my kids this year!

    (Merry Christmas Jim and Shirley!)

  2. Meags says:

    Your dad sounds neat!

  3. Lorelei says:

    I'm writing that one down to use! Thanks Uncle Jim!

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