Timing is everything, and the gift of giving is a wonderful feeling. But the two don’t always line up when you’re dealing with someone who cannot wait to give the gift.

I am engaged to a man who is horrible at keeping secrets and never wants to wait for the specific occasion to give me said gift. It’s a battle we have on every birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.

I came home from work yesterday to my fiancé, Ross, feverishly wrapping something in the kitchen.

“Don’t look! It’s your birthday gift!” he said as he ushered me up the stairs. I chuckled to myself because I knew what was coming next.

“Unless you want to open it now.”

My birthday is June 10. A special day for me. Ross was wrapping my gift on June 8. A normal, average, mediocre day.

I said, “Ross, I am not going to open my present on a random day.” I could see his wheels turning. He really wanted me to open it then and there.

I don’t understand people like this. What is so hard about waiting for the actual celebration? Is it the suspense that is killing you? Is it the reaction you are dying to see once I open the gift?

After I said I didn’t want to open it, he proceeded to ask me a few more times, and I even considered caving at one point, but I held my ground. Presents are meant for a special occasion, and it will be opened on that occasion.

Do you agree? Do you have someone in your life who is terrible at hiding gifts or surprises?

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