Code System

| Category: Parenting

Because my children would always try to figure out what gifts they had under the Christmas tree by shaking, feeling them, etc., I have stopped putting names on them. Instead I have gone to a code system, which changes every year. For example, I might give each child a symbol (heart, star, etc.) instead of their name, or color code smiley faces with each color representing a different child. I kept the code written down in a secret location. It has really stumped them and added to the anticipation for Christmas morning! (Works for curious spouses, and other family members too!)