In just over two weeks my little man will be turning 2! Blinking 2, how the heck did that happen? I only brought him home from the hospital a few weeks ago, didn’t I?
Anyway, onto more pressing issues as at the moment everyone is asking what they should buy him for his birthday, as well as for Christmas. The downside of having a November birthday (I know, being a November baby myself) is that you get all your presents at one time of the year and then nothing much for another 11 months. So as he gets very much spoilt by everyone our families insist we coordinate pressies so that there are no duplicates and we feel it’s important he will have stuff to last him the full year.
Baby O is quite a simple kind of guy. He loves balloons, balls and vehicles (cars, tractors, planes, if it moves he plays with it) and after that I’m at a loss of what to suggest. Here’s what we’ve got from the grandparents, aunties and uncles so far; a garage, a helicopter, a ride on tractor (noticing a theme here) and a Cath Kidston mini rucksack (covered in tractors).
I’m fairly convinced he will love all those things, but as for anything else, who knows. Last year we bought him the Fisher Price Spin and Go Zebra, which I thought he’d go nuts for and he’s probably sat on it about 9 times in a year!
A few other ideas from friends have been; an aquadoodle (this may stop him drawing on the coffee table with a cheese-stick so could be a winner), moon dough, a balance bike (not sure if this is too old for him yet), a mini micro scooter (same thoughts as the balance bike) or a Pillow Pet Dream Light.
I love how innocent he is at this age and will play for hours with a 50p balloon as I know that won’t last forever, and before I know it he’ll be demanding top of the range (ie. very expensive) X-boxes and the like, but the innocence of him makes him difficult to buy for. Sod it, I’m going to order a years worth of helium balloons and be done with it!
I’d love to hear your ideas of what to buy a two year old boy. Quite frankly, I need the help!