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Equimum Thu 14-Dec-17 18:38:43

We moved to a house with an attic this year, and DCs presents have been stored up there. Tomorrow, DH has said he’ll look after the toddler while I do the wrapping, so i asked if he’d get the boxes down for me.his response was that I should do it up there, and when I pointed out it is cold, grubby (it’s a traditional attic without roof insulation and only partial boarding down), he had argued that it’s warm in the attic and that it would be logistically easier that way. When I pointed out that it didn’t seem very logical to me, he initially asked if it because I wanted him to take toddler out so I could relax in front on the TV, then asked if I am scared of the attic.

I didn’t handle it very well, admittedly, and put the phone down on him after he asked if I didn’t want to sit up there for several hours because I was scared.

I suppose what I really want to know is whether I should have just said okay, and sat up in the loft tomorrow, or whether other people would also bring the presents down, wrap them, then put them back up?

I’m the end, I have just been up there and got them all down myself, and will just have to hope the kids don’t spot them (all in sealed brown boxes, and now locked in bedroom).

TrampyCat Thu 14-Dec-17 18:58:16

Tell him to wrap the presents and see how great it is in the attic!

Juanbablo Thu 14-Dec-17 20:02:07

I wrap in the living room when dcs are at school and pre school or in our bedroom whilst dh keeps them at bay. There's no way I would want to do it in a dusty old attic.

magpiemischief Thu 14-Dec-17 20:05:19

I sit at the dining room table. I like having a surface to work on.

Newtothis2017 Thu 14-Dec-17 20:09:14

I wrap them when they are in school or in the evening when they are in bed. Always downstairs in front of the tv

dementedpixie Thu 14-Dec-17 20:12:15

Living room in front of the tv with a glass -bottle- of wine

PsammeadPaintedTheLion Thu 14-Dec-17 20:13:49

I do mine on the living room floor. We keep them in a lockable broom closet in the hallway.

No way I would banish myself to the bloody attic.

MrsHathaway Thu 14-Dec-17 20:14:46

Dining table. Loft could fuck off.

AChickenCalledKorma Thu 14-Dec-17 20:22:22

I generally barricade myself in our bedroom to wrap the kids' presents. When they were little I literally barred the door. These days they just know not to come in if the door's shut.

Absolutely no way I'd sit up in a cold, dusty attic.

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Thu 14-Dec-17 20:24:08

We wrap in the living room very late on Xmas eve after the kids have gone to bed, with a bottle of something nice to help the process!

Tinselistacky Thu 14-Dec-17 20:31:30

Is he planning on nailing the hatch shut and buggaring off to he pub?.
I wrap in our bedroom, used to in the front room but too many dc to be carting bags downstairs, then up, then down on Xmas eve!!

Petalflowers Thu 14-Dec-17 20:32:22

I wrap in the bedroom with a glass of something red, and Christmas music on.

SpecialAgentDaleCooper Thu 14-Dec-17 20:37:52

I've just done some wrapping in the bedroom. I would normally accompany it with a glass or two of something but I can't tonight as I've got to pick DD up from work later.

8mileeminem Thu 14-Dec-17 20:38:11

I wrap them on the landing whilst she is at school, then hide in the airing cupboard, no way I would sit up the loft doing all that.

Haudyerwheesht Thu 14-Dec-17 20:39:33

I wrap in the living room when kids are in bed or, as they get older, when they're at school / clubs etc. I also try to partly wrap as I go so have just a few presents at a time.

My friend does hers in her attic but it's partially convered. There's no way I'd be doing it in ours where spiders reign it's dusty and cold.

Curiousgeorgey Thu 14-Dec-17 20:42:06

They are stored in DDs cupboard with blankets draped over them. I bring them down very quietly whilst she naps and take them back up to hide when she wakes up. Ds6 is in school.

Although last week she woke up so I wrapped them on the dining table whilst she ate lunch, shes only 1 so doesn't realise but I did feel a but guilty so I hid each present whilst wrapping so she wouldn't actually see the gift lol. Even though if she did it probably wouldn't matter as she will have forgotten by Christmas day and probably won't even care on the day. I felt really bad that id exposed her to the real santa at such a young age just incase she turns out to have an incredible memory and remembers.

acornsandnuts Thu 14-Dec-17 20:43:50

In the living room with the ironing board as s desk. So much better than the floor for my back.

TheNewMrs Thu 14-Dec-17 20:48:47

Nahh I wouldn't be wrapping in the attic!
DSD's gifts wrapped and stored at my parents thankfully, just ready for Santa to collect on Christmas Eve grin
If DH told me the wrapping should be done in the loft I'd hand him the scissors and sellotape.

NancyJoan Thu 14-Dec-17 20:49:44

Mine are all in the attic too. No way would I wrap up there. I bring down a few down each evening, and wrap up to the kitchen table.

PS. Your husband is being a bit of a dick.

OhforfucksakeFay Thu 14-Dec-17 20:51:06

No Way and I have a lovely fully boarded attic. They come down from the attic, are wrapped and go back to the attic. It's a fucking PITA but I couldn't sort and organise and do it with any ease with limited head room space. Also it's freezing!!

RippleEffects Thu 14-Dec-17 20:52:46

Bedroom with glass of wine and a Christmas film.

Joanne1991 Thu 14-Dec-17 21:53:33

I always wrap up my mum's dad's & brothers presents in my bedroom whilst listening to Christmas songs

Eolian Thu 14-Dec-17 21:54:56

At the dining table.

user1494670108 Thu 14-Dec-17 21:59:19

I wrap in the attic BUT it's fully heated and carpeted and our old dining table is up there so it's comfortable and perfect

AdamBarlowsQuiff Thu 14-Dec-17 22:08:18

Another vote for the living room, in front of the tv. That phone convo would have peed me off too tbh. Why not just do it in comfort?

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