Christmas shopping tends to be an emotional experience for me. I ventured to our local Toys-r-Us yesterday, hoping to wander the aisles to find some gift ideas for the kids. Waverly is 7, however I typically find her toys in the baby section. Oliver will be 4 in a few weeks and I can still shop in the preschool area, being careful about any toys with small items they could choke on. I had some ideas for Oliver going in, but no clue for Wavey. And then, jackpot!! I found a stuffed Barney that sings the "I Love You" song. She loves that song and we sing it to her all of the time. She used to sing all of the words....years ago. She also loves Elmo. I found a "Tickle Me Elmo" that giggles and vibrates. And a cute Elmo cell phone that sings the theme song for "Elmo's World".
These may not be the toys that most parents are excited to find. Noisy. Some think they are annoying. Commercial. I see them as perfect. Small items that will bring such joy to Waverly on Christmas morning. These are not the typical toys for a 7 year old girl, but my little girl is anything but typical. She is extraordinary!