Thursday, May 26, 2011

Buying Gifts For Children Is Hard

My goddaughter's birthday is coming up and since I saw her this past weekend I figured I would just ask her what she wants as a gift. Simple enough, right? Maybe a Barbie, a tub of Play-Doh, or some other toy I grew up with that for some reason I still think is popular. Problem is, turns out, it's not always that easy with little kids. Why? Because they ask for things that don't exist.

When I asked her what she wanted, she responded, "A monkey that sparkles."

How am I supposed to purchase a made up product?

Do I buy a stuffed monkey and put glitter all over it? Is there a plastic monkey that holds some sparkle, twirly thing like they have at the circus? Should I buy her a monkey doll and some Sparkler Firecrackers? I don't know!

(Obviously, I am leaning towards the last option.)


Anonymous said...
you can buy a regular monkey and an beadazzler and create your own work of art! With kids you really have to get imaginative!! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Your Aunt A thinks she might be thinking of Squinkies. They're the little plastic animals that come in bubbles and are sold in packs, or individually. There are different colors of monkeys that are glittery and sparkle. They're popular with the younger set. Check ebay or