And I don't mean yours or SOs.
I mean if they already open their gifts at family's house, and other children come later. Do you let them go over and rip the paper off the other kids gifts, as the kids are trying to open them? Or do you make sure they only do their own, and explain they can look at the gifts after the others open their own, like they did?
I know some people see it as kids being kids and wanting to "help", but I try to tell my DD that the gifts for others are for them to open, and once they have the joy and surprise of opening their gifts like she does, she can go over and see what they got. I think every kid should have their own moment of surprise and joy of ripping the paper off themselves. Thats the fun part!
What do you think? It is somewhat of a problem within my family. My family thinks its ok for my DD to come later, pick up a gift, and one of the other children come over and start ripping off the paper, before she even has a chance to have the moment herself. It just turns into her trying to rip the paper off faster than another child can, and she doesnt appreciate or enjoy the moment.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Dec. 9, 2012 in Holidays
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