Just give me a hint

Do your kids get invited to other kid's birthday parties? Do you then buy gifts for said parties? Me too, except I am completely inept at gift giving if the birthday child is not a 3 year old boy who is fond of superheroes. Typically you can kind of guess what the kid is into by the invitation, but in this case it was a blank card with just the party deets. Alright party mom, this one's on you.

What are 2 year old little girls into? Apparently vampire Bratz dolls and giant-eyed stuffed animals, according to toy aisles everywhere. Should I get her a Wonder Woman doll? (Is it an action figure?) Is it offensive if I get her a doll, a female doll no less, because that's a gender stereotype? How do I even know if she's into DC or Marvel? Does the race of the doll matter? Do they make black Elsa? Is that worse than giving white Elsa? Okay, no dolls. What about clothes? Don't know her size, shit. What about Elmo? Yeah, kids love that little bugger. OH GOOD they only have the $60 life size version.

I'll just get her some glitter eye shadow, a crop top shirt and some cocaine and be done.

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  1. Angela (@Spamgela twitter and @Cookiemomster IG)April 30, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    I always text or email the mom if it's a daycare kid that I couldn't pick out of a line up and ask, hey, what's little Sally into these days? You'd be surprised at some of the answers I get - my favorite was TMNT for a little girl. SCORE!

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  2. I hate shopping for other people's kids. My kid- no problem. Best friend's kids- forgetaboutit. I'm "that mom" that brings playdoh or puzzles every single time.

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    1. I hate it too! I just ask what my friends want me to buy for their kid and I buy the thing, but daycare kids are a little trickier.

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  3. I'm the boring book/puzzles mom for that anonymous generic kid from daycare.

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    1. Clearly nobody told me about this trick. Brb, buying puzzles.

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  4. At that age books are a great idea. Reading books, coloring books and crayons.

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    1. I totally thought about books, but then I didn't know which books to buy and I went back and forth and in circles and upside down like with the dolls.

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  5. I always get bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a beach towel. Every kid needs those things.

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    1. Hahaha $20 worth of CANDY! No thanks, that karma will come back around.

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  7. I go for bubbles and sidewalk chalk too or any 'outdoor' toys...especially this time of year!
    My kids LOVE this giant bubble wand - http://www.amazon.com/Gazillion-Incredibubble-Multiple-Bubble-Wand/dp/B003RBEHU8/ref=sr_1_15?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1430404524&sr=1-15&keywords=bubbles

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    1. Sweet, thanks! Might have to get that for my kid.

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  8. My 2 year old seriously LOVES this book and another one of the Wonder Woman board books. http://www.amazon.com/DC-SUPER-HEROES-FIRST-POWER/dp/1941367038/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430461278&sr=8-1&keywords=wonder+woman+board+book

    http://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Woman-Adventure-Friends-Adventures/dp/1479552445/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1430461278&sr=8-3&keywords=wonder+woman+board+book

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    1. Girl..I have a four year old girl and a two year old girl. The second book is the one that the 2 year old loves the most.

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    2. That. Is. Adorable. Makes me kinda want a baby girl now. I mean, not really. But kinda.

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  10. Some colouring books? Superhero tee's board games and I also like tents😉

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