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What baby gal plays with

You may have read my recent musings on what to buy my daughter for her first birthday. Well with a few days to go before the big day, this is what she really likes to play with. I’m thinking I really should have saved my pennies because baby gal’s most favourite obsessions include:

1. A sweet potato, complete with string bag. It just keeps on being taken out of the cupboard, so much more interesting than the onions and garlic it sits alongside.

2. A paper Penny Farthing hand crafted by her brother. This masterpiece, stuck to a lolly stick, has a separate rider which has also been pulled apart, chewed and enjoyed by baby gal.

3. A stone. Not a small pebble, but a big old stone which we picked up on Caldy beach a few weeks ago. Perfect for dropping on toes, clobbering brothers with etc.

4. A Gruffalo notebook. She has been trying to write in this with a felt pen, doubling the excitement. Following in her parents’ journalistic footsteps perhaps?

5. A loom band bracelet, of course.

6. A plastic Darth Vader head. Even though it has a game inside, it’s just the head she likes. See number three, top weaponry.

7. A bow and arrow. Along the lines of numbers three and six, but the more dangerous the toy, the better. She especially likes taking the arrow in her fist and aiming it at my eye. Fabulous!

So although I am sticking with the gorgeous handmade doll for her birthday gift, I know she will still prefer the potato bag. Perfect gift wrap, perhaps?

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    July 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I can relate so much to this. My boy would be happy with a bag of stones, some bubbles, stickers and a packet of crayons and some paper. Not sure why we really buy him anything more than that. Happy birthday little one x

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    July 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Hehe this is like Z – give him a box and some spoons and he’d be so happy!

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    Angela Webster
    July 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My little girl is exactly the same, I think all children would prefer the cardboard box than the present that came in it 🙂

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    Lakes Mum
    July 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    kids really don’t want expensive toys!

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    July 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    They are always interested in things you would never have thought were interesting lol! xx 😀

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    Colette B
    July 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    And this right here is why each of my children has got pretty much nothing from us for their first birthdays – they just don’t care! This month however my eldest turn 3 and 5 so things will be somewhat different!

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    Susanne Remic (@Ghostwritermumm)
    July 14, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Haha I love the randomness of kids! Mine love all these weird and wonderful things too. By rights you should be able to do all birthday shopping in Asda!! x x x

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