My father sent my daughter a gift for her birthday that arrived about a week before the day. A couple of days before the birthday he called to ask if it had arrived and how she had liked it. We hadn’t opened the package yet, we were waiting for the actual day, so we didn’t know yet what the gift was and we didn’t know what to tell him.
Queenie, did we do something wrong?—Gift Etty Ket
Dear Etty Ket,
As soon as the gift arrived you should have let your father know that you had received his package and were waiting for the actual birthday to open it.
Then, as soon as possible after her birthday, your daughter should have called to thank him or sent him a thank-you note.