So I was visiting Swistle’s site and she put up her Christmas list for her kids. Wow, did I love that post. I got all sorts of good ideas from it and immediately put together Charlie’s Christmas list and sent it off to the grandparents. But maybe you’d like to see what I want for Charlie, age two and a half, mobility impaired, visually indifferent, rap-music obsessed.
Charlie won’t really get anything else from us. That’s why we have grandparents. And aunts and uncles. I send them lists of requested items.
That’s why we’ve asked for the Crayola Beginnings Color Me a Song. Apparently you color on it and as you color, a song plays. Charlie is not wild about coloring. I don’t blame him. It combines head control with vision control and the pay-off is pretty slight–scribbles. He’s wild about music, though, and I’m hoping that this little gadget will at the very least give him some practice holding a crayon. Sadly, I suspect that the song will be something child-like and not something by Britney Spears filled with vague sexual innuendo. I’m pretty sure I know which one he’d prefer.
The next item on the list, again stolen from Swistle, is the Leap Frog Tag Junior Book Pal. As far as I can tell, you download “books” into the little frog and then the kids then use the frog to read the story. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but Charlie HATES books. He’s at the point now where he’ll flip the pages really fast just to be done with the thing. I’m hoping a little technology will entice him to spend a little more time with a book. Could be wishful thinking, but hey, that’s how I roll.