Hubby is a Snooper

United States
December 4, 2007 8:33pm CST
I have been shopping online for a few of the gifts we are giving this year. Hubby was curious about a book that I received today and tore open the box when it arrived. He asked why I would send for a devotional book. I explained it was for my Mother. It hit me that he was actually thinking that the box was something I ordered for him. For the past 3 years I have had to buy his gifts and leave them at my Sister's house. I supply the wrapping paper and she wraps it for me. Just before Christmas, I pick up the gifts from her house and hide them somewhere in the house. If I were to leave the gifts in the house before Christmas, he would find them and open them. He is a 57-year old child.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Oh geez!I have to hide my presents too but I dont know if he would opened them. He hasnt yet. So I think Im safe!LOL Some people are just so curious and cant wait.LOL I think its a good idea keeping his presents at your sisters. To be honest I think all men act like kids.heheheh Good luck and keep those presents far away from the snooper.
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• United States
5 Dec 07
you are so right all men are like little kids sometimes lol,i have to hide my gifts all the time from my hubby he always wants to know what they are,and then he will ask me a million questions about the gits then being the honest person that i am,he gets it out of me.so now i hide them very good!love to ya and enjoy your day hon!!! pattie
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Hi sweetie I should have know you would be up your always up early.LOL I woke up at 4:30 I was in pain so I took some medicine and I hope I can get back to sleep. Hugs!
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@williamjisir (22900)
• China
6 Dec 07
Hello elusive butterfly. It is interesting of your hubby, capable to find the gifts that you have hidden somewhere in the room. But I have to say that I am not good at looking for things at all. Each time when I need to look for something that I cannot find, my wife and my son are always very helpful to help find what I am looking for. hehe. Thanks for your discussion, dear friend. Good day.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Dec 07
That is funny. I know I have had boyfriends from the past and even my ex husband they were all snoppers. As hard as I have tried to had stuff. Even my neice the other day I had to keep her out of my room so she couldn't see the gift I got her.
• United States
5 Dec 07
You know....lol... my snarky-butt would have to exact retribution. I think if it were me, I would get some of the crappiest gifts I could find. A pair of AWFUL plaid pants from the thrift store.... I bright neon green or pink knit cap.... a BRICK... and I would wrap them and stick them right up under the tree with his name on them. Then, when he peeked and got pissy about what he'd found, I'd flat tell him that if it didn't stop, that I was not going to buy for him anymore. I would tell him that a large part of the joy that I, personally, got out of Christmas was the gift giving and I would let him know in no uncertain terms that he was ruining it for you. I'd tell him that if he wanted to continue to receive gifts that it was going to have to stop immediately or he could go buy his own gifts. I'd also have to include something about how part of being an adult is exhibiting a little bit of self control and that he wasn't showing even a little bit of it.
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@favefive (178)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Funny...I have one at home too...a 38 year old baby ;-)
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• United States
5 Dec 07
That's funny! I can bring presents in our house and put them in the back room and my hubby won't even look. I actually have some back there right now for him and he hasn't even tried to snoop. He won't buy me gifts though until right before Christmas because he says I will snoop and see what they are. LOL I promised him that I wouldn't do that but he still won't buy them too early. And when he does buy them, he will come home and tell me to go to another bedroom while he brings them in and then he'll go straight to our bedroom and wrap them.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
5 Dec 07
LOL That is so funny. My husband dont have to snoop because I cant keep from giving him his gifts. LOL They just burn a whole in my pocket and I give them to him. LOL Then I have to purchase more. LOL This year, is different. We have been married 29 years this month and we have only purchased one mattress in all that time. We put our money together and bought a mattress for each others Christmas gift this year.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
5 Dec 07
That is funny!! It is cute to see them get so excited over Christmas. I am glad you have figured out how to keep things a secret. It is always nice to see their face, when you can surprise them.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
5 Dec 07
My husband told me if I snoop, I get nothing for X-mas. Cured me. Take care
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Some people are instinclitvely that way. It is hard getting presents for someone you live with. I have only been surprised once...as usually by accident I find something here or there. I don't do it intentionally. I like being surprised actually...but i just can't help it that i am the one usually cleaning or getting the mail or whatever it might be. Hiding them at your sisters is a very good idea...i try hiding them in strange places here, but all of a sudden hubby will need some bizare thing we haven't used in ages and I have to carefully sneak around the presents looking for it so he doesn't notice what I have.
5 Dec 07
My partner is sometimes just as bad hun. I have had to hide his presents in all kinds of strange places just so he doesn't find them. I managed to get him a mandolin this year and hiding the gift wrapped box has been tricky, I just hope he doesn't decide to check out the back of my wardrobe :-)
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
5 Dec 07
LOL, mine isn't quite that much of a snooper, but he has been banned from checking the mail, at least until I get his last gift that is coming, then he can check the mail. But, I know I can trust him not to check the mail until I say so, he has no idea what I am getting him for Christmas. And even if I wanted too I couldn't go snooping........he waits til around the 22nd to do his Christmas shopping, and even though it's last minute, he always surprises me with wonderful gifts.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 07
Oh my Elusive that is even worse then my Kids lol Goodness I think some People never out grow that sort of thing lol I think it is sweet though
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
5 Dec 07
lol thats too funny but cute as well.i know how you feel.i have to hide my gifts really good from my hubby because if he see's them he will start asking me a zillion questions and he finally gets it out of me because i can't lie good lol.hope all is well and tell celeste i said hello.pattie
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
5 Dec 07
That's so cute. I remember when I was little and one year my mom used that high gloss wrapping paper that the tape would come loose and you could put it back on without ripping it so my brother and I found out what our gifts were before christmas. That christmas just wasn't the same. I isn't as exciting when you know what you are getting. If he wants to spoil his christmas so be it.
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@GardenGerty (115123)
• United States
5 Dec 07
My husband cannot stand it that I am not curious, and not a snooper. I do not buy a whole lot, and neither does he. If he buys me something he almost is unable to wait for the holiday to give it, whether it is for Christmas, my birthday, Valentine's Day, or our anniversary. Never mind paper, my gift will usually come in a WalMart sack. One year he surprised me a lot, though. He bought silk pajamas for me from Victoria's Secret. He insists I told him that was what I wanted, I have no memory of it. I am not talking about a negligee, I mean actual trousers and button up top pajamas. Very nice. Victoria's Secret wrapped them. All I remember telling him was that silk thermal underwear is supposed to be the warmest. He is a sweet heart, though. Love him bunches.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Dec 07
What a brat! Here is the plan, next year hide gifts for him at your house, but gifts that he would consider to be totally awful. See what he does when he finds them. Let him brood and be a brat the whole time, do not tell him. teach him a lesson!
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 07
Honestly your hubby, what is he like eh! Will he ever grow up! I think you should put him in the naughty corner or smack his behind! I think that is terrible, you having to hide things that way. You should teach him a lesson and leave something for him to find which he won't like! Or make a point of what he is doing is childish and puerile! Men eh! Small boys in little trousers some of us, we can't behave at the best of times and at Christmas well it's like kindergarten!
• Pakistan
5 Dec 07
may be it can be :P