About a week after sending me a box of goodies, Mrs. Renee sent our little stinker a box of gifts through the mail. What a surprise! E was so excited to open her package (as was I)!
Inside was a board book, a set of hairpins (heavily coveted by me), a wind-up music box that plays "Home on the Range" –it only plays as you turn it, some paper eyeglasses, and lots of big handmade confetti. This entire package is a win-win!
Wins for parents: No plastics and no noisy stuff.
Wins for little one: Aforementioned wins, a book, confetti, and most importantly, a box–she had it for months! She kept her confetti in it and played with it as necessary.
I grew concerned one day that she sorted all of the confetti by like items. It was a good concern, I must say.