Here's a followup on our great conversation about when to open presents at kids' birthday parties!
Several parents said they still prefer to save gift-opening until after the party, when all is quiet and less "on display." The problem is that the giver doesn't get the pleasure of seeing his or her gift opened.
Well! Gabby's friend has a solution, which Gabby shared with me on Twitter:
Take a picture of your child opening each gift, and include the picture in the thank you note.
Lovely middle ground for kids who can't yet handle the social complexities of opening gift in front of a crowd of friends. (My kid used to feel that way, so I know how painful that can be.)
Thank you, Gabby!