I’m so impressed with my kids! We have a birthday party to go to this afternoon and once they realized it was today – they ran upstairs and started making things for the little girl. Alice came back with a journal she made (cutting paper, stapling it together then writing First Diary and a math problem on the cover) wrapped up already. Jake made a pretend computer and wrote the alphabet on the bottom half on a folded piece of paper. Alice also traced a picture, and last I heard was working on a few more things because since the little girl is six, she needs six things.
I know Alice will want to give all of it to her and I wonder what the little girls reaction will be? So many kids are focused on electronic toys (though we are also giving her a movie) and I won’t want my kids feelings to be hurt by a ‘what the heck is this’ or some other not glad to receive this gift reaction. Maybe I’m just being paranoid.