OK, first, y’all are amazing present suggesters. I’m seriously coming to all of you every time I’m stumped with a gift idea. The people I give gifts to are going to be so excited.
The best suggestion (echoed by a lot of you) was SO GOOD I think we’re gonna save it up as a Christmas present. Because what 3 and 1/2 year old wouldn’t want to wake up to some tent/tunnel extravaganza in front of the fireplace!? Hot damn!
For her birthday, we’re going half present/half experience. The present half is in the form of a water table. This, for the child who is terrified of water getting in her eyes, but still loves to splash in water. She has a sandbox, which she loves, so we’re hoping that this will be a complimentary accessory for RR to play with while my wife and I lounge on the swinging shaded bench in the back yard sipping lemonade. Ahhhh.
The experience half will be taking her to a nearby(ish) zoo, which, we hear, is kind of low-key. Low-key is RR’s speed, for sure. We also hear there’s giraffes to feed. I might be more excited that she will be. I love a giraffe, y’all.
Of course, what she WANTS is “cake and ice cream.” That, we can do. Sold, kid!