Making a Switch

I changed Cricket’s present. This is mostly because the truck is listed as “3+,” and while most of the reviews I read talked about giving it to much younger kids (it has no sharp edges or small parts), I worry that Ruth would not be comfortable disregarding the guideline. I’m sure I’ll give it to him at some point—maybe next year—but not this week. I keep wanting to give books, but I think that books are probably not super exciting to a fifteen-month-old child; so I picked out this:

real rubber wheels, even

It is a little more than five inches long, and intended for “12m+,” so I think I’m in the clear. It’s a Vilac car—I have a few of these in the hope chest, and think they’re great—lovely and sturdy little cars made out of lacquered (child-safe!) wood. One advantage of this little car is that I can wrap it (the truck was too awkwardly shaped), and thus I can attach this:

to the outside. It is a toddler crayon I got on etsy. =) It’s sort of cheating—two gifts in the guise of one—but it seemed like the right thing to do. See, I often find baby/kid stuff that I like, and want for the hope chest; this crayon, though, I saw and wanted specifically for Cricket. This was after I had gotten the truck, however, and there’s just no graceful way to link the two, though believe me I tried. The crayon being a gender-neutral gift is an added bonus.

Hopefully he will like at least one of these things.

13 thoughts on “Making a Switch

  1. wow, you bought the best gifts! I love both of them. definitely need one of those cars for baby J (girls like things that go too, right?). and that crayon is just about the coolest thing. excellent choices!

  2. 1. I LOVE both of those gifts!!!

    2. I’m SO gonna use you as a resource when picking out something for Cupcake! You’ve got a gift at picking gifts!!!


      I was on etsy a while back and LOVED the little crayon holders that you can roll up 🙂 Thought about getting one for myself! haha – then I had to say, TG you do NOT need that!!!!

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