My little buddy-boy Griffin turns two in two weeks. Two! I don't have anything big planned. Scratch that - I don't have anything planned at all (yet).
Don't get me wrong, among our family we'll still have cake, sing "Happy Birthday" and open presents, but that's where I'm already falling short: presents. I mean, anyone who has seen my house know that my children do not lack toys. I still get grief about how before I had kids, I proudly exclaimed, "I'll never be one of THOSE people who have their house overrun with toys!" Fast forward five years...um, not so much.
In any case, Griffin still deserves a present on his birthday and we will happily find one. Question is: what to get?! He's in that strange in-between stage of toys where they're either too over-the-top for his age or so clearly baby toys. Here's the criteria:
- I'm not a fan of battery-powered anything
- He likes books, but finds tearing them apart much more fun
- We have enough Matchbox cars to replicate a stadium parking lot in our backyard
- Quiet = good. My friend Beth has a knack of always finding the loudest toys for my kids which is an indirect 'ha-ha' towards me in her futile attempts to shatter my sanity (I'm keeping track, Beth. Just wait until you have kids and I find "Baby's First Air Horn" to present your future children)