Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nonstop entertainment

If you want to entertain your child for 72 hours straight here's what you do.
  1. Move to another house/country/planet and don't bring any of their toys with them.
  2. For nearly three months make them suffer through paper cars, cardboard boxes, and broken plastic bits as play-things.
  3. Then have a birthday in which they receive a magnitude of wonderfully delightful toys that they can then share.
I'm telling you....I always thought the minimalist parenting was the way to go....offer your kid little and their imaginations will soar.
Who am I kidding.  I almost cried for joy when the first birthday packages began to arrive in the mail filled with bright, plastic toys that I knew they'd love, and Miles and Liam have not had a minute of boredom since.
Here are some of the wonderful gifts Liam has received just for turning two.
This little Critter Clinic from my parents has been serious fun for the boys.  I heard Miles wake up super early and sneak into the living room the day after Liam opened it just so he could play with it by himself before Liam woke up.

A beautiful sweater knitted by one of the volunteers.  I can't wait to take his 2 year pictures in it.

I told the volunteers "no presents", but they showed up with some sweet little gifts, one of which had this adorable note to the birthday boy.

A tunnel from his Nana and Papa that has offered A LOT of entertainment, and not just for the little ones.
Liam's new trike!

And have you noticed that I'm blogging and it's not naptime or late at night?  Well I do, and I have the new toys to thank.  Not that I think this is a free ticket to ignore my kids and enjoy the internet with a nice chocolate biscuit and cup of tea while they're in the next room.......okay, kinda I do.


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I'm glad the sweater is good! :) And when it comes to the other gifts, we thought that as there is already the sweater and we're breaking the rules, we might as well break them a bit more and bring a matchbox car (since they seem to be so popular at the moment) and some new (second hand) books (so that the babysitters can read more than just the chica chica boom boom ;).

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We have that same awesome tricycle! Laila loves it and I feel like an idiot when we take it on walks around the neighborhood. I have issues steering it - makes me look like an idiot :)