- Most parents panic at the thought of having loads of kids in their home
- There is no need to panic at the thought of having loads of kids in your home
- The best way to prepare for having loads of kids in your home is to put anything you don't want them to touch in the parents bedroom
With the celebration over, I pondered did someone send out a memo to the mums stating "they who bring the biggest present wins"?
And with that I know, when a child celebrates a birthday:
- Your recycle bin is sure to be over flowing
- You are going to have to get your tool kit out, just to get the toys out of their packaging
- You'd best buy a packet of batteries in all sizes to ensure said child can have a go of everything
- And note, said child will want to have a go at everything on the same day they open their gifts
So anyway, moving along to walking dinosaurs. Tom got one, a remote control one. It's ferocious, one button makes it walk, the other button makes it roar, and with both motions his beady eyes light up.
Walking dinosaurs are a great gift for a 4 year old boy. But what I do know (from experience) is that they are not a perfect gift when you have a baby in the house.
Yeap! Our little man Zander is horrified by this creature. He hates him! From the minute he sounded his first roar, the baby has let us know how he feels.
He will cry, and I mean screw up his face and howl. He will attempt to crawl up my body, like a koala hugging a tree.
I'd be lying if I said we didn't have a little giggle at his expense, but since then I have attempted to aleviate his fears, to no avail. No amount of touching and looking is going to easy this little man's peace of mind any time soon.
So anyway, this toy has been placed on the shelf, only to be pulled out when our little man is safely tucked away in bed.
I know a walking dinosaur might seem really scary when you're only 1 year old, but I also know that he will get over it, and courtesy of my blog, we won't forget and will definitely bring it up at his 21st.
Do you have a place where you stash funny things you don't want to forget when they're older?
I'm linking up with Yay for Home for Things I know and Little Love: home of the small's Little Clicks as all photos on this post were courtesy of Lulu (5 years old).
And whilst I like to 'embrace the camera' with The Anderson Crew it appears Lulu does too.