Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Perfect Gift for a 2-Year-Old, Part 2, With Discourse and Little Lines

DISCLAIMER: I actually wrote this post almost two years ago now, right before the Boy was about to turn 2. It is warranted again, though, because the Little One is just a few days away from her second birthday. I have changed words here and there to make things more accurate, and because one of my favorite hobbies is to draw little lines through words.

The Boy's Little Ones' second birthday is in less than two weeks. In most regards, this will be a very joyous occasion, but there's one thing that his her Mommy and I are not really looking forward to. That is the fact that many family members and loved ones will soon be asking us what they should get him her for a present. How are we supposed to know what a 2-year-old wants?!?!

We know for sure that he she likes wooden Thomas trains Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so we have made arrangements for him her to receive Toby and Mavis, which are his two favorite trains in the Thomas series (don't tell him, please) her own pirate ship, to go with the billion two other trains, tracks, bridges, and buildings ships that he and his older sister, the Girl her older siblings already share. Other than that, even though I live with him her, I'm not really sure it's possible to find out exactly what a toddler with limited speaking skills really wants.

We try to limit his her television watching, although he and the Girl all the kids are allowed to watch the occasional video. But they always choose to watch one of the same three 15 DVDs over and over. So he's she's not all that interested in any licensed toy products unless they are Thomas or Bob the Builder Dora or Strawberry Shortcake themed. We have a whole bunch of books that he she loves, and he's she's perfectly happy reading one five books before bedtime, and maybe another one or two eight at some point throughout the day. Seeing that we own enough to fill a library, though, I don't think he she really needs any more.

He She liked doing puzzles for about a day and a half a few months ago, but he she quickly moved on from them, and we have a bunch sitting around the house, not being solved, so he she probably doesn't need any of those, either.

The only thing I can think of that he she will use and be happy with time after time, with little chance that he she will ever get sick of it, is bacon. That kid could eat a pound of bacon every day, if we didn't limit him her to a half a pound. Hey, we need the other half a pound for his her older sister siblings - she they need to eat, too! No, I'm just kidding, we don't feed our two three toddlers a pound of bacon every day. In fact, they usually only get bacon once or twice a week. But they both all eat as much as their Mommy can cook for them on those days that we have it. I think I have finally come up with the perfect gift for him her, at least until he's she's old enough that he she can tell us what he she really wants. If you're reading this, and are going to be celebrating the Boy's Little One's birthday with us next weekend, I will be very disappointed if you don't show up bearing a gift of bacon. Especially after all of this brain-racking I've done to help you out. You're welcome!
Everyone in our house loves bacon, which only proves that we are, in fact, human. I guess that's something.

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