Now, it is after 4, and Ada is in their room playing with her kitchen, and John is playing with his "choo-choo." We have done other things in between then and now, but those two activities do seem to be their main task each day.
On that note, as we are forced to once again guess about which toys to buy for Christmas that the kids will actually play with, Ada's play kitchen and each of her melissa and doug food sets have been everyday toys. Every single day. Her Bitty Baby, (American Girl baby doll) on the other hand, spends most of her time in the doll bed that also never gets any play time. It's such a guessing game, isn't it?
Most likely, Ada's main gift this year will be a bicycle with training wheels (a princess one of course), and John is getting a fisher price ramp/car garage thing. I looked at the train sets at Target forever (because John only has a hand-me-down set right now), but I am opting to wait until he is older to decide which train set to go with. I need to see if it is a lasting interest. Plus, his birthday is in February, and I need to save a gift for that. Other than that, I am not sure what little things the kids will be getting. I am not on top of things this year. I have bought their stocking items from the Target dollar section (I waited until closer to Christmas last year, and everything was picked over), but other than I am still trying to come up with some sure way to know that they will actually play with the things that I buy them. What will the big gifts be at your house? I might find some inspiration from you. And anyone who has children a bit older than mine, can you recommend toys that have consistently been played with at your house? I really don't want to add yet more clutter to my house, but I feel it is almost inevitable.
Okay, off to do a quick house "pick up" before I face the dreaded 5:00 "witching hour."