N loves his youngest cousin. They’re probably best friends aside from having best friends at nursery and school, even though there’s a couple of years age difference. At the moment it’s the biggest gap as his cousin’s about to turn 6, while N won’t be 4 until January.
Sometimes when I watch them play together I do see the cousin looking at N and wondering why he’s not understanding what the game that’s been suggested. But although the cousin’s now grown in maturity since starting school they do still love being together and playing.
N’s been invited to his cousin’s birthday party – a disco one, so that’ll be interesting if it’s semi darkness with lots of lights. I’m sure he’ll love to dance and charge around with the older children.
I asked him what he wanted to give his cousin as a birthday present. I thought he might say a tractor, or a sheep or a car, or something similar. Instead, he took some time to think about it before saying
‘I think R would like a teddy bear’…more thinking.
‘I think I have a little bear I could give to him’.
So sweet. Although I’m not sure a 6 year old would really be wanting a teddy bear for his birthday, even if it was from N.
He might be a bit off with presents for older children, but he’s got the present idea right for his Gramps. N’s suggestion for his Gramps’ recent birthday was bottle of drink. Spot on, as that’s our regular gift for him.
Maybe for Christmas, I should ask N to suggest presents for everyone. It could make for interesting opening on Christmas Day!
Do your children come up with any creative or brilliant present ideas?