"mom when you smile I know you are lying"

@Daelii (5901)
United States
November 21, 2017 6:47am CST
So I went out shopping for the holidays with my husband and kids. For the most we shopped separately and switched off with the kids. I found a few good deals that we hadn't planned on, so I tried to sneakily show him without the girls seeing. They apparently saw and then I tried to deny buying them. I thought I was good at bluffing with my tiny white lie. Nope! Apparently my oldest can tell when I fib. Oops! So what tricks have worked for you to shop and keep things a "secret". Last night I had tied shopping by myself and then switch the toys to hubby so he could pay for them and some other items he wanted to pick up while I took the kids off for a different distraction. Boy do I miss the days I could say "close your eyes" and hide something in the cart!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Nov
I mostly shop online now so I just have it hide it in the house somewhere. =)
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@Daelii (5901)
• United States
21 Nov
Lol! Good idea! My kids even found my Christmas stash in the house. I thought I was being smart and put them on the top shelf of my bedroom closet. They saw them one day when we were reading on my bed. Haha
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Nov
@Daelii My kids tried one year and saw a couple things but they don't do that anymore because I gave what they really wanted to another child. Now they would prefer to not be so nosy.
@JudyEv (134543)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
It can get very tricky can't it? Good luck with keeping their gifts hidden too.
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@Daelii (5901)
• United States
21 Nov
It is very tricky! Thank you
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@m_audrey6788 (15068)
• Philippines
21 Nov
Can`t do that now but that`s sure a great idea
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@Daelii (5901)
• United States
21 Nov
Lol nope but now I need a new game plan!
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• Philippines
21 Nov
@Daelii And what is that game plan?
@HazySue (22973)
• United States
21 Nov
Kids grow up so fast and can real us so well. I mostly make my gifts now that my girls are grown.
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@marlina (77795)
• Canada
21 Nov
I was lucky that I was always to go shopping alone for the kids gifts.
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
22 Nov
I just used to wrap gifts as soon as I bought them. If the wrapping was tampered with, I knew someone was looking when they shouldn't have. Santa gifts I used to do with layaway and pick them up the week of Christmas.