Sister, you can read or not read this post. I leave it up to you. Just don’t read it out loud to Nephew and spoil the surprise. Also, I don’t care that you don’t want things that beep or bang or make a mess, IT’S HIS DAY!!!! I WANT TO BE THE FAVORITE AUNT!!!!
2 years old is such a tricky age! So far as I can tell, his favorite things to play with are:
a) an expensive battery powered lights and whistles fancy toy
b) a stick
My first thought is to fill a bunch of packages with trash. Well, not trash-trash. Fun trash. Crumpled up paper, bits of string, rocks, sticks, cardboard pieces, etc. etc. So far as I can tell, he LOVES that stuff.
My next thought is to buy a super high tech motorized race car.
But I feel like the sweet spot is somewhere in between.