Tomorrow, my little princess turns three. Rosalind has been looking forward to June second for weeks. I can hardly believe it’s almost here: that for three years we’ve had her bubbling joy fill our home.
And that in three short years I have answered 5,620,103 questions. At least.
Watching your child open a gift and see the look of joy in their eyes delights a parent. Yet it is generally acknowledged that little children prefer non-toys. Rosalind cried her first Christmas when we took the wrapping paper away and gave her the teddy bear.
- Wrapping paper
- Pacifier (for chewing on, of course)
- Water bottles
- A ring of metal measuring spoons (more sanitary than keys, but still so fun and jingly)
- Refill wet wipe container
- Plastic cup
- Pots and pans
- Mommy’s mouse, camera or cellphone
- Child proof vitamin bottle (forget the rattle, folks–and fill with beans or something safe, just in case!)
The blocks may cut it for a few minutes, but then it is off to find something more exciting. Like my water bottle.
It constantly amazes me how content children are with the simplest of “toys”, especially if mommy plays with them!