Do i open it.... or not!

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  1. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Hmmmm, so tomorrow is THE BIG DAY.

    My daughters birthday present finally arrives - her birthday was 2/2.

    She however, has to go BOWLING with her sisters and Dad in the morning.

    He said to her, "hey, your mom will probably have it all worn out by the time you get back"

    HA. I could do that....

    Do you know at all how much it will KILL ME to have that box sitting here and not to open it? DO YOU???????

    And I just realized the flaw in my Easter Shopping logic... you know, going while they were bowling. Flip. Now what am i going to do???

    OK, i'm so not the evil mom and won't open it.... but it's going to KILL ME to behave.:eek:
     
  2. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    much of the fun of a surprise gift is opening up the package. leave it be. :)
     
  3. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I certainly wouldn't be happy if someone opened my gift, it kinda ruins the mood :p
     
  4. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Good choice. Take the high road!!

    She'll have her fun and then when yours arrives, you will have yours!! And you'll still get to play before you otherwise might!! Think positive!
     
  5. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    To hell with that - OPEN IT! - OPEN IT! :D
     
  6. gopherhockey macrumors regular

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    Open it... but load it up with a few good apps... gives you a reason to get into the box and play and is a bonus as a gift...

    This is the dawn of the iPad... can't we throw out all the old stupid rules already? ;)
     
  7. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe i can convict her that I need to charge it - and load her apps up ;)

    She did respond to him - well, it has a 10 hour battery, if it comes fully charged I will still have time to play with it if she does!

    I should break it to her that it's not going to be charged huh???
     
  8. ClassicII macrumors 6502

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    Open it and play with it for a while then hide it for easter! :)
     
  9. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    Not! As tempting as it may be, leave it to your daughter to open it up. Wait for the package to arrive, sign for it, then leave the house on errands. You'll forget all about it. I know you will do the right thing. Despite the difficulty. :)
     
  10. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    She's over there surfing the App Store - plotting her purchases. We have the free ones bought, and the iWorks stuff. Now i see her on "How stuff works" reading about it....
     
  11. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that - now I feel really bad :(

    But open it - please - I think I would
     
  12. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL!

    She just said Steve is smart - Flash would kill the battery life :D

    She's a good kid - and probably wouldn't get (too) irked if i did open it - she'd open mine! LOL!!
     
  13. OzExige macrumors 6502

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    damn kids - they make you feel so good some of the time :)
     
  14. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

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    do YOU believe flash "will kill battery life"?
     
  15. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And can be such a PITA the other times ;)

    She's moved on to the Guided Tour movies again... most recent comment:

    "what's with everyone sitting cross legged?"

    Bwahahahaha.......

    I don't really USE flash.... it's not a big deal for me at all.

    LOL, at least there are a few of you!
     
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  17. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    OMG....

    She is cracking me up.

    "Ok, it's just not the cross legged thing - what is UP with putting them on the coffee table? That is all they are doing, putting their feet up on the coffee table!!!!!!!!!! AARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH"

    (we don't own a coffee table! LOL!!!)

    She is so often NOT observant about stuff like this that it is funny she noticed!
     
  18. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Leave it. There will be plenty of time to play with it later. I'll tell you what. I plan on wandering over to the Apple store in the morning to pick mine up. I'll toss it on the desk and not open it until I see you've posted that she got home and opened hers...


    Nahh. But it sounded good for a second didn't it?

    But what I will do is take one look at the line and if it's long and insane I'll leave and come back later. I suspect that as it gets closer to 3pm the line will get crazy because people without reservations will be showing up to get them on a first come first served basis. I plan to go early and check out the line, then return mid day if the lines are insane in the morning.

    I really do think you should wait for her to get home. BTW, make sure somebody is there, otherwise you will be looking for the local Fedex or UPS depot and you will have to go pick it up. Only you can't pick it up until the truck gets back in and that may be very late in the day.
     
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Don't open it up. Wait for her to do it. You will be glad.

    Of course being similar to you, it would be hard not to open it up. I would probably just sit and stare at the box contemplating if I should open it or not. Ha ha!
     
  20. TraceyS/FL thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Bwahahahaha........ yup, sounded good!

    I know where the depot is - picked up my Touch there in January. Her Dad works next door to it even - but our depot people are not nice. They'd not let me pick it up tomorrow.

    Not like the ones were in CA :(
     
  21. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Unboxing an Apple product is a magical process - let your daughter have the fun.
     
  22. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I would open & charge it as you mentioned earlier. that way she has juice to play with it when she gets home. I hated as a kid to have to wait for the battery to charge when I opened up a new toy for my bday & xmas.
     
  23. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Half the fun of a gift is unboxing the shiny new present.
     
  24. chouchou macrumors newbie

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    When I read the post's title I immediately thought "of course, open it, what's the question?".

    But for me, the best part about a gift is tearing open the wrap. Of course, I never got an iPad as a gift! Plus, your daughter already suffered 2 giftless months. My vote - not to open.
     

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