Maia was jumping and getting excited about the presents as there was general pre-cake mayhem (cross talk, table clearing, fireplace adjusting, and so on). John took the opportunity to be the wise older brother.
"Maia, birthdays aren't all about the presents!" he said, actually getting her to stop and look at him, albeit incredulously. "Birthdays are all about having fun and being with people you like! It's not about the presents! That's what Christmas is for."