Mar. 18th, 2011 10:40 am
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[personal profile] ricevermicelli
Danger Lad! turns four on Sunday and I need to get him a birthday present.

I am totally up the creek. I have no ideas that I have not helpfully provided to family members, who have gone ahead and bought that stuff.

Lately, DL! has been providing me with lists of things he wants, at bedtime, in the following form: "Mommy! Tomorrow, you have to get me a big Batman toy, and Superman, and Supergirl, and Robin, and Green Arrow, and Green Lantern, and WonderWoman. You do that, Mommy."

On the one hand, I am loathe to give him the notion that I shop on demand. On the other, I haven't got a better idea. And on the third, that is a long list, we are awash in Batman already, and wow, the amount of DC licensed character crap that is available on Amazon! Amazon Prime, even! That doesn't mean that this is without issue.

For example, as far as DL! is concerned, John Stewart is Green Lantern. Hal Jordan is some weird white guy in tights. John Stewart is underrepresented in action figures. DL! has not asked for the Flash, but I fangirl the Flash up, down and sideways. I would cook for that guy. So he's getting the Flash. Dammit. As soon as I can find one that doesn't break down into parts the baby will choke on.

Date: 2011-03-18 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I fangirl the Flash up, down and sideways.

For you, the Flash is Wally West, yah?

(Just takin' notes.)

Date: 2011-03-18 03:00 pm (UTC)

The struggles of a postmodern mom

Date: 2011-03-18 03:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
Does DL parse which presents are given by which adults? Ours didn't much parse that until older.

Re: The struggles of a postmodern mom

Date: 2011-03-18 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes. He's very conscious of which things come from which people.

Date: 2011-03-18 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been thinking about this on and off all morning, and my advice to you would be to go to a good quality toy store like Stella Bella, or Henry Bear's Park, and get him some kind of classic toy –blocks, a mechanical robot, maybe not something he would think ask for but which will still give him hours of awesome play.

Date: 2011-03-18 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I am so looking forward to Alex and Chris being old enough for Lego. That's the joy of expandable set type toys: Just go buy some more stuff that adds on for that set. Wooden trains fills that gap for Alex right now.

Good luck in your efforts. Alex was tough to shop for this last birthday. And it's not like I want him to continually be buried in Stuff, anyway.

Date: 2011-03-18 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How about sachets of cedar chips and a pile of warm yarn?

Date: 2011-03-18 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Totally! He won't even need cake! It'll be the Best Birthday Ever!

Date: 2011-03-19 05:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beth_leonard
I think it was for his fourth birthday that I got Peter his very own scotch tape dispenser. Just like Mommy's only his to keep in his room. He was absolutely thrilled. Likewise with the white-out I gave him when he turned 5.


Date: 2011-03-19 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I vote for Lego.
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