A lone candle sans flame for safety reasons plunged deep into the mushy body of a birthday cake appears to be just another skinny cylinder of lackluster wax. It could’ve been so much more – the rim of FDR’s glasses at a nearby wax museum, the tip of a vibrant new crayon color, or the catalyst in an Olympic snowboarding gold, just to name a few. Instead it has found itself seconds away from certain pulverization once its cake foundation is obliterated by two small hands.
But what one doesn’t realize is that this candle stands for so much more.
Sure, this will be hard, but it can’t be that hard.
I have nieces and nephews and this will be the same.
We’re having a baby?
Did I leave the iron on at home?
These were all thoughts as my son popped out one year ago, assuming success would easily prevail.
Looking back, similar to the hopes of the candle before the cake cataclysm, mere survival would’ve been a more realistic goal.
But with every baked goods natural disaster, comes a new day.
Rebirth. (Not literally another birth)
The 1st birthday party.
“What does he want for his birthday,” family and friends have asked. “Toy cars? Bath toys? Trains? Balls?”
Instead of answering each request individually, I decided to write this blog to let everyone know what he already has. That way you can be sure not to double up on anything as well as get some insight into his likes and dislikes.
But my best word of advice is if you’re in the toy or baby clothes aisle, you’re in the wrong spot. Any Lowe’s, hardware Store, or electronic distributor should do just the trick.
Here are his favorite toys at the moment. Hopefully this will help give you some gift ideas.
1. Laptop Computer
5. A mouth
7. Light bulb
10. Beer Tap
11. a box
14. That’s What She Said button
15. Remote Control
16. Box of Condoms
So… that should give you all plenty of ideas. Happy Shopping!