Before I was a parent, child birthday parties greatly intimidated me. Even though I absolutely loved kids, I never knew what to buy them. The day before the party I always found myself Googling “one year old birthday presents” and wondering if it was socially acceptable to just donate money to the kid’s college fund.
Now that I am a parent, I have a little better grasp on what a kids likes/needs. (I am also wondering if it is socially acceptable to ask for college fund donations instead of toys. Likely not.)
However, I still am always in search for that perfect gift. So, for my niece Hallaway’s birthday, I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found the bilibo on Amazon.
What is it? What isn’t it would be the better question.
It brings out a kid’s creative side. It can be anything a child wants it to be. - I told everyone at the birthday party as Hallaway was opening it.
Someone answered - so does a trash can lid.
Still, I didn’t give up on it and tried to explain some things I read in the reviews. It can be a seat! It can be a shell! It can float on water! You can stack two together!
No one seemed to be buying it.
However, a few days later, when I was in particular need of a pick me up, I started getting picture texts from my sister.
The first one was funny
and I thought that there would only be one or two
but they just kept getting better.
They found more uses it for it than the website has!
I seriously could not stop laughing.
When they started dressing up, I knew I had bought the perfect gift.
I don’t care if they ever use it again - I will always have these pictures.
What do you buy kids for their birthdays? I have started asking parents what kids are asking for now, and that seems to help.
A book is always a good idea!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We are going camping and floating on a river, so please pray for us!