Tuesday, October 16, 2007

About a Boy

Bubba turns three tomorrow. I cannot believe it has already been three years! Time has really flown. I won't wax poetic in this post - check in tomorrow - but I will say that I'm excited. Toddler birthdays are fun because the kids are so young. They don't care if their party is at Pump It Up or if it's Hawaiian themed or if there is a petting zoo. Toddlers are focused on the food.

Lemme tell ya, I've been to enough kid parties to know the age old recipe for success: cake and ice cream. The more the merrier. At one birthday party we attended, there were two cakes. And beer. I've heard beer can help but, personally, I don't think it belongs at a kid's party. Is it really that difficult to spend an hour with fifteen three-and-four year olds without taking a drink? Hmm...never mind. It doesn't matter, though, because we are nixing the party plan and going somewhere kid-friendly and warm.

This morning, I will take some time and order Bubba's cake; thank goodness all the local markets stock a train template. Then, I will spend a little time at the local toy shop picking out a few items. That last bit will be really difficult because the boy has a gazillion cars and trains and those are just his toys. He's also got two other roomfuls of treasure and two sisters to help him navigate it. But, if you have any recommendations for three-year old toys, I'd love to hear them. It's 6am. The toy store opens at 10am. Go!

5 comments:

PT-LawMom said...

Happy birthday Bubba!

Pumpkinhead really likes his little bouncy ball thing (big rubber ball with a handle in the front -- he sits on it and bounces all around the house). At 3, he also adored his Sit 'n' Spin. We got him a doctor set that he liked (had a pager, stethoscope, thermometer, etc.). He also adores Spiderman, especially the cars where you push Spidey down and the car goes flying across the room. I probably missed your deadline, but hope you find something good!

LawSchoolMom said...

I didn't go to the toy store, yet, so your comment is quite timely. I LOVE the big rubber bouncy ball. I'm getting it. Thank goodness we live in a house. :0

Vonsteiner said...

How about a Thomas the Tank Engine train he doesn't have? Since he loves them so much......

LawSchoolMom said...

Good idea! He'd love to have Edward, Percy, Clarabelle or Annie.

PT-LawMom said...

Oh, good, I hope you got the ball. My boy seriously hops all over the house on his (although I won't let him bring it upstairs for fear he'll bounce right down the stairs!) Great way to get his energy out.