I have four children.
Three kids have already passed the very important age of 6, and my youngest is about to join them in this esteemed milestone ….hmmmmmmm.
We have so many toys. So much stuff. He really only wants to play with the toys, and games that his older siblings have, and yet he has a birthday coming up, and I am pretty much stuffed in my thinking, in my “just-get-him-what-he-needs”, or some more toys.
I have asked the siblings for some inspiration …. but that was pretty basic and they just suggested more of what they wanted, or more of what we already have. Hubby just looked at me blankly, and hasn’t offered anything as a suggestion.
In fact, really, all my son wants is more of what we already have, and yet some part of me thinks that I’m cheating. That I haven’t put enough thought into him, and into the things that he’s really into. I’m passing the buck, and while I’d really like to have his birthday pass, and him feel really special, I feel that I’m going to be cheating him of a special birthday and all because he just happened to be born last.
So, on the coldest morning in recent New Zealand history I am going shopping and hoping that inspiration just comes to me as I wander aimlessly around.
Wish me luck – or ….. send me ideas.