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Restraint: Christmas Eve and gifts intact.

by jermball30 on December 24, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My 4 year old woke up and walked right up to the Christmas tree. He looked at me and said, excitedly, "There's more presents under the tree!" As he turned back to the tree he knelt down and, instead of starting to peel off the wrapping paper, he picked up a box, counted it, and then, amazingly, put it back down. That is the epitome of restraint.


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