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Clothes or the toys mentioned before.
My little girl loves strollers and shopping carts, though she uses them more as a battering ram than anything.
Don't get any noisy toys though!! The parents will hate you forever.
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I disagree. Babies won't remember birthday parties but we had birthday parties for our children every year so we could have the pictures for our own memories and because we love our kids. Had nothing to do with money or a guise for gifts. That's retarded
My daughter loved her first birthday party. She had her friends to play with and we had a clown (with bunnies) and face painting. The only part she was not fond of was the cake. It was the first time she had any kind of dessert and she spit it out (unfortunately her dislike for sweets quickly ended).
RATT- I was always a big fan of learning toys, especially the LeapFrog ones. My daughter loved her frog (I cannot remember what the name was) but it was similar to this
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Big fan of leapfrog as well.
Getting her the InnoTab 2 for her next birthday, she loves to play with techy stuff.
I ended up going with the stroller idea and the girl, and my buddies mother loved the idea. Thanks for everyone that helped with their ideas.
Just curious, but why would that annoy parents?
I have a nine month old and my wife has already started the planning for our daughter's APRIL birthday. She knows good and well that our daughter will not remember any of it. It's just a show, but I will say things are different for us: we've waited 8yrs for our daughter and we adopted her completely out of the blue (got a call one morning with no idea it was coming, and she was ours the same day).
I digress, but reason why I ask why'd they get mad is because we plan to have every third birthday as a "Giving" birthday. Several friends of ours do the same. We let her pick out a charity or what she'd like to do to give(for instance, our friends' daughter loves horses, so she volunteered at a local abused horses shelter and asked that any gifts be made be monetary to that cause). It really is a good way to teach a child that there is more to her birthday than getting jacked up on cake and ice cream and more toys. Never thought any parent would get mad at the idea of giving to a bigger cause that Little Susie's birthday glorification fund.
My daughter has asked for donations to the Ronald McDonald House for her birthday and Christmas since she was 5, completely her idea not ours. Her school is very involved with fundraising for the charity and they actually take a field trip to a local Ronald McDonald House to see how it makes a difference. I would suggest to any parent thinking about getting their children involved in giving to a charity to possibly visit the charity itself so that your child can see how their gifts are being used.
I personally would never have a problem with anyone donating on my daughter's behalf. I think it is a wonderful way for kids to realize that they are not the center of the universe and that helping others is gratifying.
That is awesome Reber. I haven't heard anything like it honestly from children that I know. I've been to a Ronald McDonald house twice in my life and it will really make you take a look in the mirror.
All I can say is good for your daughter. That is nothing but class. Especially coming from a child. I may have to get my son thinking in this same manner. You guys are certainly going to start a conversation between myself and my ex wife about it.
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I think my oldest daughter's favorite present at that age was the character chairs (chairs where the back resembles a face of a character (e.g. Elmo) and the rest of the chair looks like his body). At that age gender specificity isn't really too important. That seems to really kick in around two or three.
Good stuff, good stuff. Great kid you have there. Ronald Mcdonald house helped my brother and his wife w/ a place to stay while their twins were in NICU. Great charity and people there.
Thanks. Aliya is a really good kid and fortunately for me she always has been. I would like to think that I contributed to that, but in reality she just is one of those people that is genuinely caring.
The great thing about your child getting involved in a charity is that, at least for my daughter, it helped her blossom into this wonderful person (she is now 11) that amazes me every time I look at her. She is such a generous and compassionate person that I am so proud to have as a daughter. She now is making crafts to sell at a local Christmas event (after she heard about it from my mother) to raise more money for the Ronald McDonald House and I am looking into local camps for special needs children for her to be a junior counselor at.
(Can you tell I am a proud mom???)
Nah, not really
Some of my friends kids are so self-thinking it drives me crazy. I love them to death but I wonder what is going on with them
A few others are like your daughter, pretty cool to see. I'm a giver by nature so I see it different than some of my friends.
Don't sell yourself short, she got it from somewhere.
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