Friday, 20 December 2013

The Postman just delivered Christmas...but where do you hide the presents?

I don't enjoy shopping usually, but I was so incredibly lucky to win the Gingerbread House competition, and the Pumpkin Carving Challenge earlier in the year, and when I'd had a rest (and stopped crying) after my lovely day in hospital my partner and I blew all our winners vouchers on some more Christmas. It actually doesn't go so far per person when there are 9 of you, but we didn't get our Summer holiday or have any fun this Summer because of my partner's Meningitis, so we threw caution to the wind and went for it.

And today I've had deliveries all day...


And tonight I have to try and find somewhere to sleep....



In previous years we've hidden presents on top of and inside wardrobes, in the loft, under the bed, in the garage and all the usual places.

We've a VW campervan that we don't camp in much in December, and several times anything of little value has spent a week or two in the cupboards in there before Christmas and my partner has had to run down to the bottom of the garden and unload it on Christmas Eve - mainly in the snow!

We have a giant metal flight case as a surface for a TV and desktop PC, and one year when we had 4 children aged around 7-9 at that very inquisitive stage we filled that with the presents - which was great until we needed to move everything and get them out, and were caught taking apart the computer at 10pm by an 8 year old who wasn't feeling so well.

This year I'm not even going to pretend I can hide all this. All our hiding places are already full. We're just calling our room The Grotto and banning all children from entering or else they'll get coal for Christmas....

Luckily the little ones are not too bothered though because we managed to empty one of the giant boxes already, and as far as they're concerned the best toy there ever could be is already in the hallway for them to play with....and thankfully they haven't even wondered where it came from because they'll never believe this box had 'more cooking stuff for Mummy'....


Wherever you hide it - I hope they don't find it.....and if they do, I hope your split-second explanation is suitably ridiculous and unlikely...as mine pretty much always have been...



This post is an entry into the Hudl Christmas cheer competition hosted by Tots 100 and you really should check out some of the other entries because they're hilarious!

12 comments:

  1. Love the huuuuuge box, hope your Christmas is wonderful xx

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    1. Thanks Pippa! If it's still in one piece on Monday then I'll leave it out and they can all play boats in the hallway :D

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  2. What a huuuuuuuuuuge box. Bet the boys loved it.
    Hope your deliveries made up for poop hospital stay.

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    1. Thanks Zoe! I have very much enjoyed my deliveries - I'm not sure I have enough hours left to wrap it all though! :D

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  3. Boxes are the best! Luckily my two believe anything at the moment but it won't last long I'm sure!

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  4. They look very exciting deliveries. Don't know why we bother though when they all love boxes more than toys! I hate having to find places for them all too!

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    1. We've kept a couple of those huge boxes for mid January when they're bored with everything Santa brought :p

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  5. having a camper van to store some of them in must be so handy!! i keep boxes of presents on top of my kitchen units, under the stairs and in what used to be the boiler cupboard, and in some of the wardrobes but i do run out of space at times - always feel i need a storage and parcels room in my house and looks like you need the same :D hope they enjoy all the presents!

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    1. Hahaha....the camper van is always handy for storing things, but definitely at Christmas with our lot!

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  6. That box is very impressive. I've got everything hidden in our spare room AKA the tip. I'm guessing this is probably the last year that Monkey won't want to open that door!

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    1. A spare room would be great at Christmas! :D

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