My bro & SIL recently gave birth to their 2nd daughter. DH & I were on a trip to Australia, and we happened upon a Build-a-Bear . . . we got excited thinking about how it would be cute to get the sister pair a koala and a kangaroo, and put little Christmas outifts on them . . . yadda yadda yadda all well and good, it was a ton of fun making them and picking out outfits.
We get home from our trip, and I realize:
A) the little girls are both under 2
B) these toys have eyes you can pull off (hard eyes)
C) we bought a collar w/ jingle bells for the kangaroo - the bells are only attached by thread
DUMB DUMB DUMB. What was I thinking? Obviously I am a childless, ignorant female with no maternal instincts!
lol. They are really cute toys, but not age appropriate - what do you all recommend? Can I still gift these to my nieces, with the apology that they may not be age appropriate for *gulp* years? I know my SIL understands these precautions as she is a kindergarten teacher. I'm just upset that DH & I put so much time and a fairly big chunk of change into these, and I was too stupid to realize the whole time that they may be dangerous.
My other excuses for gifting them now would be . . . we went to Australia this year, not 5 years from now. Christmas is just around the corner and now I've got more shopping to do! GAAAGGGH!! lol. Also a small child I remember receiving toys that were "for later" and they went onto a shelf in my parent's closet for safekeeping. While not necessarily fun at the time, I did get to play with them when I was older.