Oh, I know it. I'm saying the C-word and we haven't even hit Thanksgiving. Hell, we have barely recovered from Halloween! But even though it's too early to start celebrating Christmas, plenty of us have already started budgeting for Christmas. And by budgeting, I mean worrying about how No Money November is going to offer us up some extra dough for gift shopping. :) Reality check: it probably isn't. So I'm working on a want-need-wear-read budget-friendly Christmas gift guide series. First up: things that make Ronan's heart go boom-boom, for the rowdy preschool boy in your life. Bonus: each item is $25 or less.
- Minions. (I'm secretly stoked to see this too!)
- Ronan is obsessed with numbers and counting right now. He would fall over for this counting and sorting activity.
- Small box of Legos = endless hours of fun and vacuuming.
- Remember Play-Doh Fun Factories? Ronan made me think of him when he was shouting "Mom! Look! Meat worms!" as he watched with rapturous joy as the elk squirted out of the meat grinder. It's the simple things...
- A horse hopper for blowing off steam when he's stuck inside. (Sabrey says these really take a beating!)
- A basic, hard-wearing winter hat. It's extra cool because it looks just like Dad's.
- Scott's grandma still has the Sit-and-Spin he and his sister played with as kids. Ditto the reason for the hopper horse.
- An age-appropriate maze book for quiet play. No, seriously.
- Comfy jammies that double as long underwear.
- Stick-gun, hay, and snow friendly mittens for when Mom
kicks him outsidesends him out to play.
- A scarf he can do all by himself.
- A kid-sized headlamp for hunting, evening chores, and blanket forts.
- Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
- Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian
- Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
- Big Bad Bunny by Franny Billingsley
What's doing it for the little dudes in your life? And moms of preschool girls, help me out! I'd love to hear what's on your list. It's all boy around here...