My sweet challenge of a boy turns 2 next week. I always have a really difficult time coming up with birthday gifts that are practical and "just enough" for my kids. Because kids receive gifts all year long – i.e. Oliver needed a new bike and I bought it for him in the spring because he could get more use out of it this summer – there really isn't a need for an over-the-top Birthday surprise.
Instead of a big party this year (which my kids usually behave famously poor for) we are going to celebrate by the lake this weekend and hopefully host a small dinner on Wednesday (his actual day).
Oliver loves The Lorax. I'm embarrassed to say that he doesn't even know it's a book. One of the only decent movies on Netflix he eats every meal in front of that show. EVERY MEAL. While he is strapped in affront the computer it is the ONLY time I can accomplish anything around the house. I feel no shame in the frequency – only that I sing "Thneedville" accidentally in front of grownups.
For his birthday he'll be getting the paper copy of The Lorax and I made him 2 pillowcases from the most adorable Lorax fabric – found on Etsy.
Really? Pillowcases for a 2-year-old birthday? Here's my response to that: While finishing the french seams and pressing them one final time, Axel walked downstairs to "help" and was jumping out of his skin wanting pillowcases for his birthday.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it's not." – The Lorax
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