Thursday, December 2, 2010

THE Gift

I love Christmas and I have to thank my parents for creating wonderful traditions and memories.

It’s my goal my son has Christmas memories to treasure as well.

For the past month, I have been struggling to come up with a gift my guy would love. He is two. He just had a birthday. What does he really need? He has asked Santa for a cheap digital camera and as he has been a great little boy, I see no reason to believe he will not receive one.

But what about THE gift from Mommy and Daddy?

Finally after looking at toy flyers and asking others, I came up with THE idea, the gift that will make him happy. And it’s my guy who actually came up with it.

My daycare provider L told me recently that E loves Cailou, a cartoon he watches in the morning with J, L’s husband, while L takes the kids to the bus stop.

Last night we were in the basement, feeding the fish and retrieving the balls he threw down the stairs. He turned on the TV and quite clearly asked to ‘watch Cailou.’

I was writing that story down in my journal this morning when it hit me.

THE gift.

I am going to get our guy a Cailou video, book and doll. We will be a hit.
Now where does one find such a thing? Any suggestions?


Nicole said...

Check Chapters online, or Toys R Us online, they might have something for you. I like online shopping because it means I don't have to go to the mall only to find that they don't have what I'm looking for.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I'm pretty sure I saw Cailou stuff at Toys R Us once when I was picking up stuff for my cousins. Also Indigo and Chapters might have some.

Sounds like the perfect gift for him!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Fire Wife Katie said...

My kids adore Caillou, too. :) I'm sure your son will love the gift!

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day!

Mundanemomma said...

OH GOD NOOOOOOO!!!!! If you've never watched Caillou yourself you will regret buying a video BIG TIME!! Caillou is the most annoying, whiniest creature ever, and I wouldn't even let my own kids watch that show because of it; I didn't want them picking up on that tone of voice. Just the thought makes me shudder. Anyhow, I think your better choice would be to stick with the books and perhaps puzzles and doll. There is all kinds of Caillou paraphernalia out there. Trust me, you don't want to torture yourself with the videos!!

bettyl said...

Isn't it great to know your gift will be appreciated!

Lady Mama said...

That's a great idea for a gift. My son, aged 3.5 loves Caillou as well.