If you don't want your children to find out what they got for their birthday, don't ever tell the other kids OR buy it when they are present. You think I would have this figured out by now. Natalie received her birthday present 12 days early when she asked, "Can I get my guitar out from under your bed so Uncle Bill can teach me how to play it before he leaves?" I rolled my eyes and said, "Yes, but don't expect another present when your birthday gets here." So, we have listened to Natalie play the song she wrote last year for the last 3 days an innumerable amount of times. She has been walking around with an ice pack on her finger tips telling us it doesn't hurt anymore she can't even feel the ends of her fingers. They are numb. She did listen to you, Uncle Bill, and is using her thumb properly.
Well, tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it so go to bed and forget today's!