to want my daughter to open her own presents
shutitweirdo · 21/04/2013 12:50
Had a casual party (few friends over) for my daughter's 2nd birthday. There were 1 4yr old, 1 3yr old, 3 2 yrs olds and a 1 1/2 yr old. When we came to open her presents from the people there, my friend let her 1 1/2 year old open all my daughters presents and take them away from her so she couldn't have them. All she said was 'oh she's to young to know any better'. My son tried that a few weeks ago at another party and I was so embarassed that I took him out of the room straight away. I know she is young and doesn't know any better but surely her mum does.
Is it just me or does it not matter.
SueDoku · 21/04/2013 12:57
my friend let her 1 1/2 year old open all my daughters presents and take them away from her so she couldn't have them. And what were you doing at the time? If you saw her child opening the first present, why didn't you take the others away from her..? Your poor daughter....
recall · 21/04/2013 12:58
This happened to us yesterday, my SIL invited herself round to ours following my DD's 6th birthday party, and let her brat DD open my DD's gifts. I thought it was fucking outrageous. When she finally intervened, the brat DD started whinging that it was "BORING" and got stroppy. As soon as we had finished opening the presents, and she had had a good rummage through them, and managed to get her Mum to open the best one and build it (lego) ?..they left.
I would never let my children do that, in fact, my DD's younger brother and sister sat patiently next to them watching with excitement, but not touching. Also, my kids were sort of pleased for her, and sensed it was her special moment.
shutitweirdo · 21/04/2013 13:07
I said rather too politely 'excuse me but it's dd presents not hers' wasn't really sure if I should've made a fuss or not. I definately didn't want to create a screaming match at the party. I am keeping all her other presents for her to open on her actual birthday so she will get to open them. Think I may need to toughen up and not worry too much about hurting others feelings.
mummytowillow · 21/04/2013 13:36
I hate it when parents allow that. My niece chucks a strop if she's not allowed to blow yhe candles out, so once birthday boy/girl has blown them out, they have to be lit again so she can do it!
I purposely said no at my DD party, ooh it didnt go down well
NatashaBee · 21/04/2013 14:03
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