12/20/2013 03:38 pm ET

Viral Christmas Joke Proves That Old Folks Are Tricksters Of The Highest Order

If you've ever doubted that with age comes great wisdom, the joke below, currently blowing up on Facebook and other social sites, ought to set you straight. Old folks are schemers of the highest order:

Well played, pops.

Variations of the joke have been kicking around the internet as far back as 2001, but we're not surprised it's picking up steam all these years later; have you ever tried getting your whole family under one roof once the kids have busy lives of their own? Not easy, my friend.

Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook and Twitter.