My boy Riley is going to be three years old at the end of this month, which sort of freaks me out every time I think about it. He’s getting so BIG! And wait, I thought all this bratty behavior we’ve been experiencing recently has to do with being three, are you saying I’ve got more than a YEAR of this to go?
With birthday presents in mind, here are the things we’re planning to gift his way this year:
Toy rocket. Riley is super interested in rockets at the moment and while I’m sure that will fade by the wayside along with his various other obsessions to date (see: excavators, trucks, and farm animals) I figure I’d tap into the current craze. I got him this book, too.
Automoblox car. I found these cars quite a while ago while researching a post here at Milk & Cookies, now that it’s arrived via Amazon delivery I can confirm that it looks like a really neat toy. If he doesn’t play with it, I will.
Mudpuppy Sticker Play Scene. Another item I found via “research” (ie, aimless web-window-shopping). I am less confident that he’ll be interested in playing with this for very long, but I bet it occupies at least a little time during car rides.
Push bike. Technically we already gave this one to him (we literally dropped everything and drove to the toy store after he pooped in the potty for the first time, because we’d made such a big deal about how pooping in the potty like a big boy = BIG BOY BIKE) (note that he hasn’t pooped in there since, maybe it wasn’t as good of a reward as I’d hoped) but I’m including it because it’s been such a good toy. I can’t find the exact model we have online (gah, it’s probably been recalled) but it’s similar to the one here — the advantage being the steering column on the back, which means we can go for long walks and just push him when he gets tired. Win!
What gift ideas would you suggest for a 3-year-old?