I always try to remind the grandparents that there’s no need to spend a lot on the kids or buy several gifts because the plastic gold wand with streamers from the dollar store will totally end up being the only thing she will want to play with. One of these days I better take my own advice.
Despite my oldest son asking Santa for an iPad, he seemed to have an awesome Christmas and loved his new bike. But his favorite gift of all? A Diary of the Wimpy Kid action figure. I am not even joking. Squinkies and Trash Packs were also all the rage on Christmas morning and are exactly what they are still playing with today. Oh, and those grow-in-water capsules from Target’s $1 bins — um, I mean left from Santa in their stockings. And my three-year old daughter’s favorite of all is of course that golden wand. Alas, the bigger-ticket items have been left under the tree. It was a great Christmas.
Enjoy some scenes from our holiday below.
What was your kid’s favorite gift?