This weekend my daughter was invited to the birthday of a boy from kindergarten. The holiday took place in McDonalds, in a beautiful tram with animators, balloons and all the other delights. And although we were told that nothing was required of us, we could not come without a gift. What to give?
The task was complicated by the fact that they invited us on Friday evening on the day of Saturday. The child was a grandmother, and I had my own plans. In general, it was not possible to go shopping and choose a gift. I really wanted to send the child to the holiday – this is how many impressions there will be!
Assessing the situation, I decided to limit myself to what I was able to scrape together in a short time. Home found a bright gift bag. Among the pile of children’s books I got a decent, clean with rhymes. In the nearest shop I bought erasers in the form of animals with moving legs and a kinder surprise.
It turned out a modest, but decent bag. At the festival, it turned out that other parents brought fancy toys. Sometimes such that I do not even dare to buy my child. The birthday boy was getting happy for the new …
When the turn came to my daughter, she meticulously got everything out of the bag and handed it in turns. And what do you think, what brought the birthday man in indescribable delight? Of course, the kinder surprise! What are there clever cars with flashing lights on the remote control? Right now, he experienced a sea of happiness and ran to show off to his mother.
What is the perfect gift?
And here I realized that all the heaped up toys are more for parents. So that the parents of the givers could calm their conscience in front of the parents of the birthday boy, they say, we laid out for your child as much as you spent on him. Do you take into account the interests of the birthday?
You can take them into account if you have known your family for a long time. And how do I know that carries children from kindergarten? Therefore, it seems to me that in such situations it is necessary to proceed from those considerations that a surprise, a sweet, a toy can lead the child into delight. The one who came up with the kinder surprise, had to get rich.
In addition, the gift must be multifunctional. That is, the child should have the opportunity to play with him in every way. And then surely he will find a use for him. Our toys can be used not only for their intended purpose, but also in any other game.
Well, and, of course, it is desirable that the gift was useful. Even if now the child does not appreciate the usefulness of our book, over time he will return to her and remember who and when presented it to him. Also a very positive thing.
Of course, maybe I calm my conscience. But it seems to me that the fancy toy dramatically loses its value, it is worthwhile to break a minor detail. And the child must give delight precisely during his holiday. Well, and try to make it possible for him to recall this delight more often.
And how did you get out of such situations?