True story: When my older sister was in high school she really wanted a pet Iguana. One Christmas, before we had opened any presents, my mom and dad excused themselves to grab a surprise gift. They came back with a cardboard box that seemed to be softly shaking (as though something was inside) with breath holes poked along the side.
My sister opened it and found an IGUANA!! She gleefully squealed until she looked closer and realized how stiff it was. Upon closer inspection, she realized it was a plastic replica toy. My parents started laughing their arses off “you should have seen your face!”
That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw this video of a boy who was pranked by his parents on Christmas. They wrapped an iPad box in gift wrap, but instead of a sleek new toy inside there was dirty old vegetation. The adorable kid has a good attitude about it all because, you know, we all want a crusty carrot for Christmas.