Operation Finish Christmas Shopping Before Thanksgiving (OFCSBT) is going well. (That's why I'm so scarce recently.)
Now I launch Operation Keep Presents Hidden From Children (OKPHFC), a tactical battle of supreme maneuvering that requires the children to come up with fantastical reasons to look into places they have no interest in the other 11 months of the year. (And me to always stay one step ahead. At the bare minimum a half-step.)
Me: What are you doing under my bed?
Child: I.. um... I'm looking for... my... bike!
Me: Why would your bike be under my bed?
Child: I dunno. Hey, what's in that box I saw?
Me: (pointing at door) OUT.
photo: ornaments from my childhood