Okay, before you get all up in arms, hear me out. My daughter is only two. If I don’t put up a Christmas tree or wrap a single present or play any Christmas carols, she’ll have no idea anything is awry. So I’ve been thinking, why stress out trying to get her the hottest holiday toys when she probably won’t even realize if I wrap toys she already has?
I know, part of me thinks it’s genius, but part of me thinks it’s totally cruel. But I am still a little sour from our Halloween debacle. She was so excited in the weeks leading up to Halloween about being a cupcake and trick or treating that I splurged on a $50 Halloween costume. When October 31 came, she was in the worst mood, didn’t want to wear the costume and slept through trick or treating. Talk about a bust… and a waste!
So for Christmas, I’m seriously considering getting her 2 new toys and calling it a day. Why fight the crowds for a Sing-A-Ma-Jig or a Disney Princess & Me Doll when she already has a ton of toys buried in the toy box that she hasn’t played with in months? We have years of never-ending Christmas lists to come, so why not enjoy these first few years where the simple act of unwrapping something is more exciting that what’s actually inside the wrapping?
Am I crazy? Cruel? Be honest and let me know if it’s the worst thing in the world to get a toddler only 2 new gifts and pad the Christmas tree with some toys your kid already has in the comments.
And in case you’re wondering, the one toy I will probably get her is this dancing Dora We Really Did It doll. Even though I hate toys that make noise, I think my daughter will really love this considering she’s a Dora fanatic.
(Ed Note: No, that isn’t my tree or even my apartment in the pic above, but a girl can dream, right? A lovely pink tree and perfectly wrapped empty boxes underneath? Love that!)
If your child is too old to fake out, you’ll probably want to read up on the Fisher Price iXL and the VTech MobiGo.
Sign up for our newsletter to receive even more inside scoop on the hottest holiday toys.
Click here to email Jeanine, the author of this post.