Under the Wrapping Paper
Under the Christmas tree sits the one beautifully wrapped present just waiting to be opened. Could it be a Bratz Doll, an iPod, or even a car? For Santa’s sake, don’t let it be undergarments from Great Aunt Tabby. For some at Campbell County High School, they experienced the joy of opening the one present they always wanted.
“My brothers got me a BB gun when I was younger,” science teacher Tom Jacobs said. “At first, I thought it was a real gun.”
“My kid gave me a little, cheap bear,” campus supervisor Tracey Pearce said. “It was amazing because of who gave it to me.”
“Santa gave me a Cabbage Patch Kid when I was little,” English teacher Donna Hieb said. “I wanted to yell and scream and show it off, but I had to be quiet because nobody was up yet.”
But the staff at CCHS aren’t the only ones who were happy on Christmas morning.
“One year I told my sister that I was getting a moped and that it was in the shed just to make her mad,” sophomore Isaiah Mata said. “Turns out, I really did get a moped that was in the shed. I had no idea that was what I was going to get.”
“Once I got a note with a key in it telling me to find what it belonged to,” junior Matthew Brenner said. “It ended up being for a 4-wheeler.”
“I got an iPod for Christmas and that was amazing,” senior Taylor Savage said. “My mom gave it to me and that made it even better because she had never gotten me something like that before.”
“My mom gave me an iPhone one year,” sophomore Korrie Jaramillo said. “I was told that it looked like I was going to cry because I was so happy. I also got my sister a present that she really wanted. It was a Scooby Doo movie that she had wished to have for a long time.”
“When I was five, my dad gave me a Barbie,” sophomore Lauren Johnson said. “It was one of the only presents that I had got from him.”
Whether it’s a car, or undergarments from your Great Aunt Tabby, be grateful for the thought behind the present. Even if it’s not the best present ever, being with family and loved ones is the greatest gift to get.