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Our son turns five this month.
He has certainly been an amazing blessing in the lives of my husband and I.
We prayed to become parents for years. Then, when he was born he had a rough start, many friends and family prayed for his healing.
He is one of our miracles. He is compassionate, funny and definitely one of a kind!
He’s not a big “toy kid”. He loves playing hide and seek, tag, and telling jokes.
He is a model of living life simply and gratefully. He wants to know who might come and visit everyday. He wants to visit his Gram and hang out with her. He LOVES his cousins. He often follows me around and I find myself suggesting he “go play with his toys”.
As his mother, I need to remember what’s on the top of his wish list:
Spending time with me. Spending time with his dad. Spending time with his family.
Nothing makes him happier than me giving him my undivided attention . . . even if I’m knocking the ball he is holding out of his hands. Actually, he loves that. He thinks it’s hilarious.
God has blessed us with an incredibly amazing soul.
But anyway . . . I’ll stop with the mushy stuff!
There are some gifts that he would love to get for his birthday.
So, if you are shopping for a five-year-old . . .here are Xavier’s recommendations 😉
Ben Ten Play Watch
There was a 10 minute window I found to take a nap the other day . . . I seized it. I fell into a pretty “deep” sleep for a nap. Within a minute I heard a loud noise and jumped up. I thought someone got hurt. My son was walking towards me and I quickly asked:
“Is everyone okay?” He was in mid sentence by then.
He had something very important and exciting to tell me. That something important was that:
“The Ben 10 Watch is now available at Toys R Us!!!”
Really? That is why you ran up here?
Apparently the loud noise I heard was him busting my door open. This news could not wait one more second. Clearly, this is HUGE.
I told my husband this story and instead of a sympathetic reaction, I got:
“Hon, you gotta understand, Ben’s watch helps him turn into . . .”
I then began to block him out. Clearly no one understands how much I need a nap!
The Ben Ten Watch
Rocket Fishing Rod
Did you know it helps you catch REAL FISH??? I know, because Xavier is super excited about this. It’s actually number one on his list! His Aunt Theresa is on it – she’s going to be a hero this weekend!
Play-doh Doctor Drill n’ Fill
I took our son to the Target toy section because he honestly doesn’t ask for much – but people are asking me for ideas. He said he wanted this. I said, “really?”.
Rush and Rescue/ Lights & Sound Vehicles
The first one he started playing with was a fire truck. He has more fire trucks than I can count. I love how much he loves the “rescue squad” vehicles. It is so endearing. We got a post card from the local “rescue squad” asking for donations and he carried it around for a week because it had a picture of an ambulance on it. He makes my heart smile!
Mickey and the Roadster Racer Plush Toys
Me: You already have a stuffed Donald
Xavier: But we don’t have this stuffed Donald
Me: (hand to forehead and sigh)
This happened the same week he tried to take a giant Minnie and Mickey stuffed toy home from the crisis pregnancy center where I volunteer. He was pretty bummed he couldn’t bring them home, but he handled it well.
Aeromax Super Fire Hose with Backpack
Xavier’s favorite thing to do is play with water. He loves to “do the dishes”, play with his water table, play in the tub, squirt the hose – you name it. If there is water involved, he is happy. He also loves “rescue work” – from playing firefighter to talking about Paw Patrol – he loves an everyday hero. So, he didn’t pick this out – but when I saw it, I thought “Xavier would love this!”. Aunts and Uncles, anyone looking for a gift suggestion? Here it is!
If I were to do a top five things an “almost”(next month) five year old girl would want, it would all revolve around the color pink, dresses, and princesses. I sort of envy your son’s lack of toy interest. 🙂
Adrienne Thorne says
Very cute! Some great ideas I’ll have to save. I have a 3 year old who would love most of these. Thanks for sharing!
My son gets really angry when I knock the ball out of his hands! He is like me – takes it personally… 😂😂
That said, this is a great set of recommendations… I should ask my son for input, although we’ve still got a few more months before he turns 5.
Happy Birthday, Xavier! (And, I love the sentiment, “He is the model of living life simply and gratefully.)
Thank you Anni! One day maybe we’ll get our boys together to play!
This is an adorable list, and I love your responses. This was a fun read. 🙂
Kristi @ Hail Marry says
So sweet. Little Miss is approaching her birthday as well and I’m not entirely sure what’s on her list for an eight year-old girl…
Chloe Langr says
So cute – my little brothers (age 8 and 10) would love all of these!
Our boys are so into dressing up right now. You can’t go wrong with firefighters!
Monique Ruberu says
Happy birthday Xavier !!! Sweet post love 🙂 my monkey just turned 5 and she was thrilled with an easy bake oven… so we’re her brothers who now see her as the best cookie maker in the world 🙂
What a lovely post -And on my little boys 6th Birthday! I’m patiently trying to teach him the value of people – he thinks he only values ‘stuff’ but needs to be around you while playing with it! So no problems here with a wish list for birthday or christmas If you can see it, play with it, has a superhero on it – he wants it!!
Happy Birthday to your son!
Destiny Paquette says
It’s fun to see what’s on a kids wishlist. My 5 year old son is very similar.