Yesterday we went to Walmart to get a variety of things we needed (how do we go through bread so fast??) so we swung by the fabric aisle to buy some “wrapping paper.” Originally I thought I would buy about a half a yard of a handful of different patterns, cut them up and use them as pretend wrapping paper, but when we got there I saw that they sell little squares of fabric made by Creative Cuts in a ton of different varieties for 97 cents a piece! Perfect!
Little Miss picked out six different styles ranging from pink, of course, to red and white cats. She was really excited and had to hold them in her car seat on the ride home.
When we got back to the house, we took the Disney Cars cars out of one of the toy bins and moved them to the closet since no one seems interested in them anymore (which is crazy, by the way since they were all Little Miss could talk about for about six months straight) and went upstairs to collect wrapping supplies.
The kids have recently been playing with all my Tiffany boxes. For some crazy reason bordering on hording mentality, I have saved every little blue box from every piece of Tiffany jewelry I have ever received. They were all jammed in my nightstand along side photo booth strips, Christmas receipts and broken jewelry that needs to be repaired. I decided to throw them out, but much like the other junk the kids love, the little blue boxes are apparently more fun than all of our expensive toys.
Well now they had a purpose, I scooped them up and threw them in the bin. Then Little Miss and I picked out about five different sized gift bags and a few other little boxes I had with my wrapping supplies, and just like that, our gift giving game was for real.
While Mr. Man napped, we took turns closing our eyes while the other found something in the room to wrap and present. She gave me a mermaid doll, I gave her a wooden grilled cheese sandwich, which she threw because “food is not a present!” I put lego people in a box and “wrapped it up” and she gave me some Play Doh.
When Mr. Man woke up, he had a great time putting the gift bags inside of each other and opening and closing the boxes.
And this morning, the gift bin was the first thing Little Miss ran to when we came downstairs. Not a bad $6 spent!