This is the season for gift gifting, and gift guides are everywhere with suggestions for mom, dad, kids, and more. But Toddlers have their own ideas of what toys they want most, and today I’m sharing my Toddler’s opinion on the matter. Hint: the Toddler will always prefer the everyday household items and will play with them over and over.
Toys the Toddler actually wants:
- Slippers. The fuzzier the better. Preferably when Mama is changing and doesn’t want to walk barefoot on the cold tile. Toddler steals Mama’s slippers every time, but sometimes he brings them back.
- Plastic containers with lids. Especially the ones that used to hold baby food, then got washed in order to store the purees you made, but then ended up with too many that you don’t want to toss. Those are THE BEST things to carry around while Toddler walks circles in the kitchen. Such a simple favorite toy.
- The dog bowl. Nevermind that you just poured doggie food in there, the Toddler will steal the bowl right out from under a poor hungry dog and run around with it. It is great for balance apparently. Along those lines, splashing in the dog water bowl is the most fun thing since bathtime. And Toddler will find the water bowl no matter where Mama hides it.
- Toilet paper. OMG how much fun is toilet paper? We have one of those fancypants toilet paper holders in our master bath where one side is open so you can easily slide the roll on and off to change it. Bad idea. This just lets Toddler steal Mama’s toilet paper and leave her stranded.
- The DVR on/off button. Wowza was that a terrible design. Our DVR lights up a blue circle around the on/off button, so guess where Toddler wants to spend his time? Just you wait little one, Mama will be pushing that on/off button when you’re in the middle of your own favorite show later.
- The TV remote. Really, anything with buttons that make Mama or Dada cry out when you press said buttons. He will soon learn that messing with the TV is a huge no-no in this house.
- Mama’s drink cup. Nothing tastes as good as what Mama is drinking. It must be the cup. Toddler must taste what Mama is drinking to ensure quality.
- The cat. That furry adorable thing that won’t sit still when Toddler tries to touch it.
- The dog’s tail that won’t ever stop wagging. Why is that thing so hard to grab? Toddler will keep trying.
- The scale. But that’s ok, Mama doesn’t like it anyway.