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Should twins bring two presents to a party?
Q: My 4-year-old twins are invited to a friend’s birthday party. We’re on a tight budget, but I don’t want to appear cheap. Is it OK to bring one gift? Or should they both bring a gift so they will both have the experience of sharing with someone else?
A: Are you going to suggest to the hostess that refreshments be given to only one of your twins? Of course not. Whatever you have to spend on a gift, divide it in half and buy a gift that each of your twins can take to the party. When you have twins, one of your tasks is to make certain everyone realises that they are two individuals. Having the two of them take just one gift to a party flies in the face of their individuality. They will thank you for letting them be separate children, not one for the price of two.