Today was Noah’s actual birthday. 5 today!
So the art of receiving was on my mind!
Everyone was so generous and tried so hard to please with their gifts and gestures. Noah of course had no real idea what was expected of him in terms of thanks.
So the first time he got a duplicate present he said very bluntly that he already had one (cringe).
Then he got a beautiful cake that Granny had spent ages making and he announced that he did not like the icing!
Totally honest but a bit difficult!
But understanding this as a 5 year old is also VERY difficult.
So the most important thing is being understanding and putting ourselves in each others position. I tried to explain this to Noah sp that he understood the nicest way to say things without hurting peoples feelings.
Thankfully the grown ups were very good at realising that a 5 year old didn’t know quite how to react!