It was DD's birthday on the weekend and I'm sending out thank you texts and just realised that one guest I don't have a present from. Would you mention it to the mum in case it's gone missing? I've already sent a text saying thanks for coming but wondering if I should casually mention it or not? It's not a family I know well at all so it feels a bit awkward, but if it were me and the present had gone missing I'd want the chance to look for it in case it was left in the car or something. Argh, awkward!!
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06-12-2015 20:31 #1
A birthday present WWYD
06-12-2015 20:37 #2
No I wouldn't say anything. We've not had that problem specifically but I've had friends leave presents at home and say they'll drop them around and then forget to. Eventually something happens and they remember.
I wouldn't say something in case for whatever reason they didn't bring a present. I don't there's actually a way you can raise it without it coming across badly (esp over a text). Well I'd struggle anyway.
I'd just let it go.
06-12-2015 20:37 #3
I probably wouldn't say anything. If they didn't bring a present then it could look like you were hinting around for one and that could get really awkward.
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06-12-2015 20:39 #4
That's what I'm leaning towards Sonja- there's just an overly paranoid part of my mind that thinks she will find out that I specifically thanked the other child care mums for their gifts and wonder why I didn't thank her. She totally won't though, will she?
06-12-2015 20:39 #5
No way in hell would I ever want to embarrass a friend like that. Nothing good can come out of it.
06-12-2015 20:40 #6
06-12-2015 20:44 #7
I definitely wouldn't mention it.
But I do understand why you'd want to know. There is the fear you might do something rude by not acknowledging their gift.
I would do what you have done, thank them for coming.
06-12-2015 20:48 #8
Did they send a card? Or just...nothing?
I agree, I'd just thank them for coming I think. Or else I'd send something that looks like a fairly generic message saying thanks for coming/for the gift and card in case that triggers something, and that would cover you as well.
06-12-2015 20:48 #9
No, don't mention it. Good chance they didn't supply a present in the first place, which would make it an awkward situation to discuss.
06-12-2015 20:51 #10Senior Member
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Oh gosh definitely don't say anything!
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