Gael: Mama, can I open my Christmas gifts?
Me: But it isn't Christmas yet.
Gael: Please! Please! PUHLEEZ!
Me: Alright but just one a day and you have to ask me which one you can open before opening anything.
Paco: WHAT?!?!? No way, only on Christmas Eve. Gael, you'll just have to wait.
Ah, Christmas with a square daddy-o. I've never really waited till Christmas to open presents. As a kid I used to open the corners, take a peak and seal it closed again. When I got older I started opening presents from friends and colleagues whenever I felt like it. It's the best way to open presents in Manila where the whole world and their neighbor's mother in law give you something, I got exited over each present and it felt like my birthday for weeks.