I hear you’re the man to speak to this time of year. I hear you run this toy operation where you pay workers in cookies. (If you have any job openings, I’d love to apply. You can find my resume on Monster.com. I’m sure you’ll see I’m highly qualified.) I also hear you have this “Naughty and Nice” list. There’s no doubt in my mind under which column you’ll find my name. I’m the nicest boy you’ll ever meet. I mean, c’mon. I’ve taken in no fewer than six stray animals this year. I know you’re a busy guy. I’ve been to Toys R’ Us on a Friday night–I know how many kids are in this world. So, to save you some time, I put together a list (picturized and categorized for your viewing pleasure!) of some things you can toss in your sack for me this year.
Christmas Gifts for Young Toddlers
1. Play Silks
I already have a play kitchen and some play food, but it’s lacking in the vegetable department. And Mommy says that I’d be allowed to take my grocery cart to to the store with us, and I like the no-tip feature on this one. The play silks are so versatile, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop pulling all of Mommy’s clothes out of the closet to wear on my head. Wait, that doesn’t put me on the naughty list does it? Does it?
Build and Think
2. Magna Tiles
4. Lacing Beads
I’m getting really good at stacking, so I need something a bit more challenging, like puzzles and stacking together, or high stacking, or lacing.
Oh, man. Winter is so hard. I’ll try to be good, Santa. Really I will. But I have LOTS of energy to burn, so maybe something from this category will help me not to do anything naughty.
Read and Create
4. Little Bee
6. Magna Doodle
Ok, I don’t actually want this EXACT teepee, but something like it. Do you DIY, Santa? If so, you can check out this tutorial and build me one. It’s going to go in my reading nook.
See and Do
2. Travel Tray
7. Kings Island
I like to spend time with my Mommy and Daddy and go places, but Santa, maybe you can arrange for me to meet up with other family members and they can take me places? That’s sounds so fun. I really like water, so I’d like to check out The Beach (it’s reopening 2013) or Kings Island this Summer. Maybe I can get tickets to go run and play around town? And a travel tray for my carseat would be nice–spending time in the car going places isn’t the funnest thing ever.
Also, Daddy told me to tell you he’s been really good this year, too, so we all need a vacation. Can you put a cruise ship in that magical bag of yours?
Welp, Santa. I hope this takes a slight burden of your already aching back (perhaps shedding a few pounds would help with your obviously-present sciatica). I’ll also leave you some healthy black bean brownies and strawberries this year instead of cookies, you know, because I’m so nice like that.