Today is my birthday and my wife and I cannot console a childhood difference.
Growing up, birthday presents from my direct family who lived with me were given first thing in the morning, like Christmas. Gifts given over breakfast or some other way, especially before school.
My wife's family apparently gave gifts at the birthday party, even if the party was several days AFTER the birthday?? If there was no party then gifts were given after dinner the night of the birthday.
That seems crazy
to me because you only get a tiny amount of the day to enjoy your gifts, or if you have a party in a few days you don't get to at all!
To be fair to my wife, she doesn't know if this is a standard Canada thing, or just her weird family being weird.
So, when did you get to unwrap your birthday presents?