The Boy Child has had a flurry of birthday party invitations recently.
There's never any question as to what to get for a gift.
Lovely, lovely books.
Now, we aim for as many books as possible for under £10.
And I always buy for an older reading age. For example, books by David Walliams are aimed at 8+, but we give them to children who are turning seven.
Dr Seuss: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
We were delighted to learn recently that The Boy Child has a reading ability roughly 18 months ahead of his actual age. The Brainy One and I take it in turns to read aloud with him every night before bed. It's one of the best parts of our day. We plan to continue doing so until The Boy Child asks us to stop.
What sort of gifts do you/did you buy for the friends of your children?