No. I have not wrapped one single thing yet.
But I’m ready to get started. I’ve got 8 rolls of Christmas paper and 2 rolls of scotch tape.
And I’m well-caffeinated.
Growing up, my dad always knocked on my bedroom door on Christmas Eve – shopping bags in hand – and asked me to wrap my mom’s presents. Not sure if I was chosen because I was least likely to say no, or if I was most skilled. As the youngest, I’m guessing it was the former.
But it instilled in me a real joy in wrapping gifts. Each preset represents something special that was chosen specifically for a loved one. And these bags, parcels and boxes are full of ‘em.
Of course, a backache and some paper cuts later, I might not be so excited about all this wrapping.
But for now, I can’t wait.