Children loved the process of tearing the gift apart even more. Every second of it was a delight filled with inexplicable anticipation.
His father did give him a present before. Every year, on his birthday, he would get him anything he liked or wanted.
Nothing was truly unattainable to him – only those unexpected would be, after all. Thus, for the little guy, no matter what he desired, he just had to express it, and he would get it pronto.
Therefore, he could get whatever gift he wanted, regardless of its cost.
However, this could also result in the child not knowing how to appreciate gifts.
Since anything was possible for him to get, simply with a few words, after receiving his father's gift, he would play with it for a few days, before casting it aside as soon as he grew tired of it.
It would be difficult for a child to treasure things properly if they were easily obtained.
The more it was hard-earned, the more one treasured it.
After all, men were not as sensitive as women. On Little Yichen past birthdays, Mu Yazhe always asked him what he would like to receive in advance.
Whatever it was, his father would send someone to buy it for him.
The item was then given to him without an exquisite packaging and a birthday card. Hence, despite it being a birthday gift, the element of surprise and the feeling of anticipation it ought to have were lost.
Mu Wanrou was not too concerned with his birthday as well. At most, she would purchase whatever he had his eyes on. No emotions were involved in the entire process.
As such, this was rather expected.
He was not her biological son, anyway. Without kinship ties, regardless of how big or small a matter it was, she would not be too concerned for him.
While she did pamper him, she was only doing it for appearance's sake to Mu Yazhe and Mu Sheng. In fact, she was lukewarm in her treatment toward him.
He was not her biological son, so how much maternal love could she bear for him?
Children were all naïve by nature. They looked forward to their birthdays simply because of the surprise and anticipation they got from receiving their mystery gifts.
The moment they opened their presents, they would always be filled with happiness and excitement.
As for Little Yichen, he held little interest in opening his presents.
It was because he already knew what his daddy gave him.
Since he knew what it was, he felt neither surprise nor expectation.
However, when Mu Yazhe made an exquisitely wrapped gift magically appear before him now, the innocence in him, which was unique to a child, immediately surfaced.
"Daddy, is this my birthday present?"
Yichen fluttered his bright eyes in curiosity.
"What is it?"
He was so curious.
"Open it yourself."
Yichen frowned and pouted. He seemed a little troubled.
"What is it?" He noted his son's strange look.
"I can't bear to open it," he muttered timidly.
"You can't bear opening it?" He was amused to hear that. "Why can't you bear to open it?"
"I don't know; I can't describe this feeling exactly!"
Once Yichen said that, his cheeks were tinted red from excitement.
This feeling of anticipation was akin to having a fluffy cat's claws constantly grazing at one's heart.
His heart pounded fast…
It was actually his first time feeling nervous and expectant.
He undid the ribbon and carefully tore apart each layer of the wrapping. Because of the extremely focused look he had, he presently resembled a devout Christian.
Unwrapping the gift, a stylish smartwatch was contained within.