Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Funny: Toddler Toys

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.

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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.  

Touche.

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.  

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The first one was funny

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and I thought that there would only be one or two

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but they just kept getting better.

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They found more uses it for it than the website has!

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I seriously could not stop laughing.

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When they started dressing up, I knew I had bought the perfect gift.  

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I don’t care if they ever use it again - I will always have these pictures.

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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!  

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