Neil was being cruel to Juli. :-)
"Look, Juli," he said, "That box that just came has a present for you in it, but you can't see it until Christmas!"
Juli was suitably curious and really, REALLY wanted to open it right then. I opened the box while they were out of the room, and noticed it came in a white box -- no distinguishing marks at all -- so I told them they could come back in.
"Oh, Juli," said Neil, "Looks like it wasn't a present after all -- just a plain old box. No present."
Juli looked sad for a minute and then brightened up. "Look, Daddy!" she said, "It's NOT just a box, there's BUBBLE WRAP to pop!!!"
And now they're popping it. :-) So cute.