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Old 12-14-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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Who has self-control?
So my KnitPicks order arrived last night. (It's my Christmas gift from DH to me - but I ordered it because he had no clue what I wanted and he told me to order it). I was gone when it came. Before I left, I told him that UPS was expected to deliver it. I told him if he didn't want me to rip it open when I got home, he should hide it.

I got home, and there it sat on the kitchen counter. I grabbed it and started to open it, and he told me I was not to open it until Christmas. I believe the words he used were "over my dead body." He left the box in the kitchen. It's sitting on my kitchen floor right now. It looks so sad sitting by itself in the corner. I *know* those Harmony cable needles are in it. I suggested he put it away today so that I won't open it while he's at work.

He told me to exercise some self-control and leave it alone.

So I'm wondering how many of you would exercise self-control and leave it alone and how many of you would open the box????
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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That box would have been ripped open so fast and if it was over anyone's dead body...so be it.
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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My dh did the same thing last year with the options...they sat on the dishwasher the whole month of dec and I couldn't touch them...he had the kids even saying no mommy, we have to wait... so I'd prolly wait but want to tell you to go rip into that box!!
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Originally Posted by Luvmyrottnboy View Post
That box would have been ripped open so fast and if it was over anyone's dead body...so be it.
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Originally Posted by dustinac View Post
My dh did the same thing last year with the options...they sat on the dishwasher the whole month of dec and I couldn't touch them...he had the kids even saying no mommy, we have to wait... so I'd prolly wait but want to tell you to go rip into that box!!
Oh, you have GOOD self-control!!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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I ordered the Harmony options for my birthday from DH and they came a few days before my b'day... They got opened and used before that day came along. And I don't feel one bit guiltly!

They make knitting even more enjoyable since they are so beautiful.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:03 PM   #7
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I'll have to see. Mine are getting delivered today or tomorrow. I want to try them so bad. But I also want to honor my brother's wishes that they not be opened until Christmas. If feel a lot like those cartoons with an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:14 PM   #8
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ummmm ....open them, play with them, wrap them back up .... NOT that I have ever done anything like that before ... as a child or an adult
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:50 PM   #9
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On the one hand, I'd say its his own dang fault that he left them out with you home alone (like when my parents would leave the wrapping room unlocked in the basement when we were little - if we got in, hey, they left it unlocked!). And since it is NOT under the tree... (In my family, its off limits to anything but shaking if its under the tree... if you find it anywhere else, its fair game).
But, on the other hand, you have to take into consideration - how mad will your dh be? My dad would throw a fit, my mom would send them BACK, my brother would just go out of the house for a while.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:10 PM   #10
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Mine are sitting on the floor on dh's side of the bed.... UGH. I have managed to exercise my self control so far (it's only been 3 days!) but I'm never home alone either, so...
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