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LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 07:59:14

So realised yesterday that my sister has coincidentally used the same wrapping paper for her main presents as I used to wrap the stocking presents for my two. They are 4 and 7.

The 4 year old won't notice but my 7 year old still believes and am worried it will give the game away.

They have fairly large stockings and it took ages to wrap everything.

Can I get away with it or do I need to rewrap everything?

hesterton Fri 23-Dec-16 08:00:27

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Lilaclily Fri 23-Dec-16 08:01:28

Rewrap sisters presents ? How many are there? Just text her what you've done

AllTheBabies Fri 23-Dec-16 08:01:36

I'd have to rewrap them. I'd feel like a total idiot while I was doing it but I'd just have to.

OSETmum Fri 23-Dec-16 08:02:35

Yeah rewrap your sister's!

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:04:07

Sister's presents are already under our tree. She arrived with them yesterday. I'm hosting this year.

TheInternetIsForPorn Fri 23-Dec-16 08:15:45

Could your sister and your kids Skype for a pre Christmas chat? Could she drop into conversation that she visited Santa and he was such a charming man and she got some Christmas bits from his stores which was exciting. Then if anything is mentioned by 7 year old on Christmas Day the seed is planted for aunty X having got the paper from Santa personally?

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:18:08

I don't think that will fly TheInternet. She only lives up the road. If she'd visited Santa, my 7 year old would want to know why we hadn't gone.

Artandco Fri 23-Dec-16 08:18:58

Mine wouldn't notice at all

foxessocks Fri 23-Dec-16 08:20:45

I don't get this! Surely father Christmas has to get his paper from somewhere just like your sister does?!

My dd is only 3 so definitely wouldn't notice or care so maybe that's why I don't get it yet!

TheMortificadosDragon Fri 23-Dec-16 08:22:40

If he notices, feign surprise 'wow! We must ask her where she got it and whether she saw any of santa's elves buying paper too. Though probably he gets it delivered as he needs so much.'

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:23:27

How old are yours ArtAndCo?

Artandco Fri 23-Dec-16 08:24:21

5 and 6

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:24:42

This is what I'm hoping most people will say FoxesSocks.

My 4 year old will be oblivious. It's just my 7 year old I'm worried about.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Fri 23-Dec-16 08:26:29

And how d'you think wrapping paper gets to the shops?

Who d'you think supplies it?

Elves do a delivery of wrapping paper to the shops once they know how much they need.

No waste that way.


WhatInTheWorldIsGoingOn Fri 23-Dec-16 08:27:01

Seriously? Don't be ridiculous. It's paper that gets ripped of in 3 seconds. If the 7 year old notices why is it even an issue. "Oh yes. Ha ha. Aunty X has used the same paper. How funny!" End of conversation.

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:27:25

I'm pretty sure she will notice.

I just need a believable cover story.

Isn't it a bit suspicious for a 7 year old?

MrsJayy Fri 23-Dec-16 08:28:40

Urgh you are going to have to re wrap yours or say look santa has the same paper as Auntie thats probably what I would do your u year old will be to excited to care If you notice it first get it out of the way.

MrsJayy Fri 23-Dec-16 08:29:23

7 year old*

LucyLocketLostIt Fri 23-Dec-16 08:30:37

MilkTwoSugars that might work. Does everyone think that's logical to a 7 year old?

MrsJayy Fri 23-Dec-16 08:35:01

Yes I think that would work keep your story simple dont go off script you will start babbiling grin

Inthehighcastle Fri 23-Dec-16 08:35:27

I actually remember as a child who still believed saying to my mum that Santa had used the same wrapping paper as she had. She just said oh yes so he has and I just accepted it. I think if they truly still believe they will happily accept anything you have to say on the matter.

georgedawes Fri 23-Dec-16 08:37:45

My dd would definitely notice, she commented last year that one of her friend's birthday presents was wrapped in the same paper santa used.

Isadora2007 Fri 23-Dec-16 08:40:03


This is why I am so glad we don't do Santa. And what bugs me so much about the whole Santa thing. It's all fine to have fun and make believe. But why, when it begins to reach its natural end, do people fall over themselves to "prove" it's true when they know fine well it isn't and that said child will also know one day too. Surely that slow dawning of realisation is part of growing older and that's when it's no longer necessary to believe in Santa?

What a waste of paper,time and effort to even consider re wrapping.

drspouse Fri 23-Dec-16 08:43:43

Easy. Don't wrap the stocking presents.

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