Final week, we celebrated the second birthday of my honorary niece, Georgie.

We went to her household’s home for bagels and occasional, and lots of children ran round underfoot. The toddlers obsessed over Toby — “Mommy, he’s a TEENAGER!” — and Anton satisfied me to let him strive a cup of milky espresso. In the meantime, Georgie wandered ghostlike by means of the chaos with a vaguely nervous expression.

That night time, once we had been all preparing for mattress, I stated to Anton, “I don’t suppose Georgie knew it was her birthday right now.”

To which Anton replied: “I don’t suppose Georgie knew it was *a* birthday right now.”

Haha, little children are the cutest/greatest. Earlier than going to the occasion, I had requested CoJ readers for present concepts for two-year-olds. (It’s humorous how rapidly you overlook!) The #1 suggestion?

The Melissa and Doug ice cream set is a winner,” wrote Mariah. “And it lasts perpetually.” Added Anon: “I second the Melissa and Doug ice cream set! My daughter received it two years in the past, and each our youngsters nonetheless serve us ice lotions. each. single. day.” Then Julie stated: “We gave our two-year-old the Melissa and Doug ice cream set, and when her cousins, ages 5 to 14, had been over, they ALL performed with it!”

Different good concepts?

“Okay, I agree that the Melissa and Doug ice cream set is superior. However I got here right here to say that the very best two-year previous toy EVER is the Dyson play vacuum that really works. I don’t know why, however you don’t query one thing that excellent, you recognize?” — Jennifer

“Greatest present I’ve ever given was to a two-year-old: We put a helium balloon with a protracted string into a large field. When she opened the field and the balloon floated out, she went wild! She grabbed the string and ran everywhere in the home after which spent a lot of the afternoon attempting to tug the balloon again down into the field to reenact the opening with everybody on the occasion.” — Shannon

“Traditional books from our personal childhoods or our older kids’s childhoods,” says Mariah. Provides Agnès: “A ebook is and can at all times be the very best present! And you’ll learn it to Georgie!!” Claire writes: “Items for a two-year-old: Books, at all times books.”

And, lastly, “it’s humorous as a result of my go-to two-year-old present is the Melissa and Doug faculty bus you advisable ages in the past, when Toby was little!” — Katie


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Joanna Goddard Georgie

Me attempting to get that outfit down!

What would you add? What items have labored nicely for the children in your life? I received Georgie the ice cream set!

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(Picture of Georgie by Christine Han.)

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