Kids’ birthday party presents actually matter

Broadcasting - NEC

( CNN) We were the first birthday party in my son’s class this year, and as per the custom, we sent out an invitation free of any mention of presents.

When the day arrived, we guilelessly directed guests to place gifts in a corner of our living room, ignorant of the faux pas we had committed.

It was not until I recaeived the third or fourth consecutive invitation for his classmates’ parties, all of which contained a bold-printed mandate to not bring gifts, did I realize what we had done.