I read an article toward the beginning of pregnancy about helping a toddler get used to the new baby. One of the suggestions was to have the older sibling give the new baby a present. Last weekend Allie picked out her present to give Baby Peyton. And she played with it a lot.
Tonight we wrapped it to save it for Baby Peyton’s birthday. Allie was super excited to help wrap it up. She hugged and kissed and hugged it again to fill it with her love. Then we wrapped in the shiny Happy Birthday paper. Allie was kind of bummed we didn’t have a bow to put on it. Oops! While we were wrapping, we sang “Happy birthday to you.” She put a few pieces of tape on it.
Unfortunately, she wasn’t too happy when I told her we had to put it in the closet! I told her we had to save it for Baby Peyton’s birthday, but she wanted to play with it. Luckily I finally got it in the closet and then Allie went on to the next thing.
What is it? Well its a surprise for Baby Peyton! We will just have to wait to find out until his birthday!