Thursday, October 10, 2013

it's beginning to feel {not at all} like Christmas

I know it's insanely early to discuss such things, so if you are a person who is easily offended by the slightest whiff of Christmas talk prior to Black Friday, this is not the post for you.

But if, on the other hand, you are a planner like me who is petrified that her girls will get more pink plastic crap instead of games and toys that challenge their minds, then step on down! You are the next contestant on...

The Price is Wrong...But We're Buying It Anyway Because of Guilt and Competitive Parenting

Tell them what they've won, Bob!

A Brand New Scooter!

Because all the other kids who ride to kindergarten have one. Walking is like totally so last year.

To be fair, scooters look way more fun than the pogo sticks of our childhood (or how about those odd Saturn-shaped bouncy ball things that we were somehow supposed to balance our feet on while jumping...or something? The '80's were a confusing period for toy users).

[Side note: I'm not sure why this post suddenly took a hard turn toward snark, but it might have something to do with the fact that I drank some straight black Starbucks coffee at 10am this morning and am still unable to sleep. Caffeine affects me in the most bizarre way. I will try to tone it down a bit for the rest of this post.]

We're trying to decide between:

Option A. Razor

and Option B. Mini-Kick

Do you have either of these? I'd love an opinion if so. It seems like the 3-wheelers might be better for both kids?

Please let the record show that I have seen several moms riding these kid-sized scooters to pick up their kids. I reserve judgment since they look like they are having an amazing time. And all snark aside, I'm actually excited about giving the girls these scooters! But I'd also like to order a White {Day After} Christmas so they have at least a couple of hours to ride them.

I'll probably buy most of their stocking stuffers from IKEA and get some used treasures from our local consignment store. You can find some real gems if you start looking before the big rush. If it were up to me, I'd love for the girls to get all board games, books, and old fashioned toys that require imagination...

You can see more gift ideas and follow along on my Santa's Workshop Pinterest board. Let me know if you want me to add you to the board so we can pin to it together. I'm all about sharing the love of simple toys.

Yours in merry gift hunting,


Marsha said...

We had the first scooter and my kids liked it well enough. I try to buy these kinds of things a couple years ahead of where they are, not so far that they're frustrated by the gift but not so close that they master (and outgrow) it quickly. With that in mind I'd go for the first option again if I were to do it all over.

Justine said...

Thanks for the tip, Marsha! I'm going to start browsing Craig's List and see if I can find two used ones.

sarah saad said...

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شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

sarah saad said...

اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
شركة نقل عفش بمكة

sarah saad said...

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شركة نقل عفش ببريدة
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شركة نقل عفش بحائل
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شركة نقل عفش واثاث
شركة نقل عفش

Patricia G. Pierce said...

Good post . So i appreciate it .


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