Saturday, December 29, 2012
Enjoying our toys
Our little family of four has been enjoying just hanging out in our pajamas, tidying up the house and recovering from the sniffles.
We all have new toys to play with. My son is big into technology and is busy using his new iPod. Thankfully, my little girl still likes regular toys. I had the most fun watching her open all her cool girl toys this Christmas.
A couple of weeks ago, we were all playing with this rocking clown wooden toy that we bought several years ago. In the last few years, it hadn't occurred to me to buy the kids wooden toys. But, since even I enjoyed the clown game, it got me thinking that there isn't much more time to use toys like this with the kids, now that they are eight and 10.
So, for Christmas, my little gal got a few wooden toys, including a Melissa & Doug cake set and a mirror that you can decorate yourself. She also got a wooden calendar with pictures that you can stick on it for different events.
Yesterday, while we were doing some returns at Winners, she spotted a Melissa & Doug cookie set. I personally thought it was toy overkill time, but she asked if she could use money she got from Nonna and Papa for Christmas. Yes, I gave in to her middle-of-the-store public fit.
She has really been enjoying all of the toys, even now while she is suffering from a cold (and a bright red nose).
What was your favourite gift this holiday season?
*I just like these toys, by the way. Nobody paid me to say this.