Piffka! I thought WE were the only family who opened our presents thus, and...put the ribbons around our necks!Yes, it takes hours,and we are all beribboned,and kinda mistily maudlin from the touchingness of the gifts.At our present parties, there is a groaning board of food-all finger-food. Platters of rare roast beef. Sushi.Sliced ham.Smoked salmon pate, and Ak-Maks.Huge platters of strawberries, and grapes.
Mind you this isn't Christmas Dinner, because we have our gift exchanging closer to Epiphany these days.
Rupert understood how to open a present since age 2. And understood that presents under the tree may NOT be opened, or retreived , until the party.
One of my twin grandsons gets VERRA bored, after he's opened his gifts.His favorite thing is to wander on my third floor, where my painting studio is, and the box room is.I don't like it.
The other twin is more dazed, and lulled by all the stupendousness.
And my granddaughter, like my daughters and I, could sit there for hours,oooohing and aaaahing,telling and hearing the stories, and opening slowly , placing the ribbons around her neck.
Merry Christmas everyone!