Mum sent me a delightful package for my birthday. Here is a conversation that I had with Félix about said box, in which he schooled me on how to handle a difficult situation:
Heather: "I might get a package today!!!!"
Félix: "From who?"
H: "From my mum!!"
F: "What's in the package, Heather?"
H: "Birthday presents for ME!!"
F: "But when is your birthday, Heather?"
H: "Next Monday."
F: "You know, Heather, that if you get a package today, and if it's for your birthday, you have to wait until your birthday to open it."
F: "NO, HEATHER, it's true!! If it's not your birthday, you can NOT open the package!"
H (with beguiling eyes): "But what if my mum sent you some American candy and it's in the package?? Then can I open it??"
Félix paused to consider the difficult question that had been posed. Should he choose the high ground and wait until Monday, or should he give in??
F: "Well, ok, if there's candy for me, you can open the box."
H: "But then I might see my birthday presents...and what if there is no candy for you?"
F: "So you look at the things in your box, and if there's nothing for me, you put all the things back until your birthday, ok?"
H: "What?? WHAT????"
My box did arrive. And Félix still insists that I can't open it. What he doesn't know is that I already did. :-D
Félix is just the best!
That girl in Switzerland