What NOT to get my toddler.
3. Any candy that is perfectly engineered to be a choking hazard. You know who you are, Lifesavers.
4. Any candy that is guaranteed to end in reupholstering my couch or cutting it out of someone’s hair. My kid is cute, but I don’t think she could pull off a gum-induced mullet. And I know that I couldn’t.
5. Let’s just say any candy. Yeah.
6. Anything covered in the germ of the craft world: glitter. You know what is not on my list of to do’s in 2016? Vacuuming glitter out my carpets and washing it out of toddler hair for months.
Does this list make me sound Grinchy? Meh. Maybe. But I promise there are lots of other gift options that don’t include anything messy/hazardous/annoying. My favorite gifts for Vi are books, simple toys that encourage creativity, and anything handmade with sentimental value (I’m mushy like that).
Or just give their parents a book of vouchers for free babysitting. Merry Christmas!