Thanks for talking me down from the ledge during the whole cockroach debacle. Never in my life have I been so traumatized (including getting lost at Disney World in the third grade). Seriously. My skin crawls just thinking about it.
So S and I are getting married next year and recently we have been talking about our own family traditions (the ones we want to bring to our new family) and a heated debate was sparked...
One of us believes that on Christmas morning, stockings should be opened first, BEFORE you get to all of the presents. The theory behind this is that (1) it is a "natural warm-up, an appetizer if you will" (2) heightens the excitement of the main event and (3) provides time for the parents to get ready, wake up, turn on the camera, etc. The stocking holds only novelties and candy. Another person in this relationship believes they should be opened AFTER you have opened everything else. In this scenario, the stocking has all the usual stuff (lottery tickets, candy and whatever else) plus any accessories from the big presents (for example, if Santa left an iPod, there may be an iPod case in your stocking).
This is where you guys come in...
Which one of us is correct (hint: me*)?
Please vote in the survey below (finger crossed that it works):
Also, I would love to hear why you guys made the choice you did. Or why you would never do it one way or the other. Or what other traditions should we start up.
*I can't officially tell you guys which one is me yet, but I have faith that you guys will choose correctly. I know you couldn't possibly agree with him because his way IS NOT HOW IT IS DONE.
Sorry this thing has posted 86 different times. I was having poll trouble.
6 days ago