Dec 31, 2013 Opening Presents Three days before Christmas we told the little man he could open a present each day, and of course he opened a few more with our permission. I am sure to many of you we were breaking a cardinal rule during Christmas, but we had good reason. :) We wanted to make sure our son gained some experience in opening presents so that he knew what he was doing on Christmas Day....seriously. :) Last year he was only a year old, so he was a inexperienced gift opener. All he wanted to do was look at the beautifully covered boxes. I don't blame him...who doesn't like all the pretty Christmas wrapping paper. However, my wife and I opened all of his presents. So, this year we wanted to make sure he opened his presents all by himself. Well, he did it! He was very successful in opening his gifts, and we think a lot of it has to do with the number hours he practiced. I guess practice does make perfect.