Let’s talk about when your kids open up their birthday presents.
Recently I have seen some pretty heated debates on this topic. From one end saying that it is completely and utterly disrespectful to not have kids open their birthday presents at their party to the other end where parents say that they don’t want the kids at the party to feel left out so they open up presents afterwards. (I am sure there are many other reasons)
This past May, Carter & Sophie had a joint birthday party and we tried them opening up their presents after their birthday party was over. It felt weird. Do I think it’s rude, no. But to be honest, I don’t know if we will do it again.
Back in March I asked one of my friends, why…? Why do your kids not open their presents at their birthday party? It was something that I had noticed within our group of friends and both Kris and I were left wondering a few times if we missed the “kids no longer open presents at their birthday parties” memo. However, there really wasn’t a distinct answer just “I don’t know – they just don’t”
So for the future, if Carter & Sophie pick out a gift for their friend and they really want to watch their friend open the gift we will ask the parents before hand if we can figure out a time or day. But really to each their own.
What about you? Where do you stand on this topic?
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