Our friend Jane has adorable twin daughters. Recently the twins attended their friend Maddy’s birthday party. After the party, Maddy’s Mom, Amy, confided in us that she felt Jane had been, well — sort of cheap. She explained to us that instead of buying two gifts for Maddy (one from each girl) or one grander gift, the twins had given Maddy one cute but average gift. And though Maddy loved the book they gave her, Amy felt that any gift given should be commensurate with what the twins would receive on their birthday, and Amy would never give just one book for the twins to share! Shouldn’t two friends give two gifts – or the dollar equivalent thereof??
Some of our friends think Amy’s reaction is insane and petty – while others totally get it… Tell us what do you think!| Print