Over the weekend we had to deal with four kids birthday parties. Hosting two on the sunday. One particular process ended with myself and Mrs Dil having an argument over what is rude and what is not (not in front of any kids mind you).
Present opening, my opinion was that it was rude to open presents in the presence of the gift givers and their parents for a variety of reasons. Mrs Dil had the opposite opinion, her saying it was rude not to.
I listed my reasons such as :
- To save embarrassment for those that might not have bought a present
- To save embarrassment for someone that might not have been able to spend as much as other people
- Avoiding having to deal with two people bringing the same present
- Annoyance with a kid not playing with someone’s present or saying they don’t like it.
Which side of the fence do rioters here fall? To open during the party or not to open during the party?
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