Snow. Big white pieces were falling out of the sky, in the most heavily way I could ever imagine it to be. Instantly, I see my mom’s car be buried by a mountain of snow. Listen, I hear squeaks of Christmas carols as if they were playing them outside. Walking downstairs I see the tiny Christmas star shining above the Christmas tree, I look to see if any gifts were placed down early before Christmas and yes, yes there was.
I look under the shining tree with LED lights strapped all over the tree, I pick up the Christmas present which was wrapped nicely with a llama wrapping paper, on top of that was a small ribbon my mom and I made before Christmas.
I look at the present, slowly my hands decide to pick it up, I give it a big shake and then knock on it. Rectangle, the box was the shape of a rectangle form, I sit on the cold hard floor in the basement just quietly thinking what surprise is waiting for me to open up after Santa comes.
My brain was too excited about the present, I tear a little piece of tape off the wrapping and slowly without realizing it, a small iPhone sign appeared on the box. Printed, I look,
“This can’t be!” I whisper to myself trying not to get caught snooping presents.
Suddenly I hear running from upstairs, I quickly look over, phew, it’s just my dog playing with her furry little bunny that’s head was soon-to-be bitten off.
Please don’t make this a lie, I said to myself, anxious for Christmas. Better get going, I don’t want to get caught snooping on presents before because this was my first time ever snooping on something and lying isn’t a very good idea to do when you’re a beginner. Slowly, I walk upstairs tipped toed so I don’t make creaking sounds but my dog isn’t helping at all, what she’s doing is stomping on the stairs so it’s super loud. Thankfully, my mom and dad didn’t hear us.
Here, finally I fall on my pink fluffy bed, all the air releases with a loud whizzing sound. I lay down on my bed, thinking. What will I have for Christmas? Is it a phone? Yes a phone. I thought because downstairs I already saw the iPhone sign. I take what I use every Christmas, my secret weapon, a fortune teller. I write 4 papers: iPhone, iPad, Hoodies, Dog. I randomly pick one out of the fortune teller, it was actually just a hat but I use it every Christmas to determine my gift, it was never wrong. This can’t be! I thought, as I look very closely at the paper that said, iPhone. I sit in disbelief, no, no, no.
The morning came, my dad however, was busy playing very LOUD Christmas carols, I got dressed as fast as I could and ran downstairs. Swish. I could almost hear the sound of the wind passing me, I run to the Christmas tree and search for my Christmas present. Searching as if searching for my lost dog, at last, I find it! But this time, the present looked slightly different than before. It’s fine, it’s probably just the angle im seeing it in right now. I think in my head trying not to burst to stress. Back, I slowly tear off the wrapping paper for my present and again, I see the iPhone sign. But this time I tried to act surprised like I’ve never ever seen it before, that’s mainly because my mom and dad were by me. I keep acting surprised,
“OMG, mom dad I can’t believe this!” I shout.
Then after I open the iPhone box, I see this white letter-formed paper that wrote,
“you’ve been tricked haha! You get one free snowboard for daddy and a snowboard shoe from mom.”
I looked to my right, which was where my dad was standing and he was laughing so hard he was chocking on water, I guess this was the day I found out that my dad can sometimes