The boys were invited to a birthday party. It's their first birthday party for a "friend" (they are newly 2, how friendly can they be?) We ran to the store to get presents and suddenly I was confronted with a huge dilemma. One gift or two?! So I left the store without getting anything and asked the lovely people of twitter what they thought I should do. I had 6 people respond...3 for one present from both boys and 3 for 2 presents from each boy.
So what's the right thing to do?
There are a few things you should consider when giving gifts from twins:
- The age of birthday child.
- Your budget.
- The nature of the invitation.
Now both boys and Butterfly were invited to this party. It's a joint birthday for a friend of Butterfly's and the friend's baby brother. Who happens to be a week younger than my boys. We are going to a bounce house play place and they are giving us dinner.
In the end, I decided to get the birthday boy 2 presents, one from each of my boys. What brought me to this decision? Really it came down to this:
- If I want people to view my twins as two separate people (and I do), I also need to treat them as two separate people.
So we'll be headed off to the party this afternoon with 2 gifts for the birthday boy.
What would you do?