I forget how exciting things are when you’re three.
I wrapped my nieces’ 3rd birthday gift last week. We picked out the old standard Candyland, and a little outfit with ice cream cones on it. It seemed perfect then to tie a big old lollypop on the outside of the package – the big kind that you’d see in the store and your parents would never let you get. Since we’re Aunt and Uncle, we get a free pass to give all those fun kinds of things.
We unloaded it at their house, and our niece did an amazing job, actually, of being patient. She saw the “ya-pop” right away and starting laughing and shrieking about it, and would go over periodically during the day to look at “my ya-pop.” And when it was finally time to open gifts, she was way more excited about the candy than probably anything else (of course!). Hubbs suggested that all I need to do is wrap up an empty pink box with a lollypop on top and the kids would be happy! Life is good when you’re three, I guess.