Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Because Every 4 Year Old Needs A Flashlight

We celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday Chuck E. Cheese style this year. Everyone seemed to have a really good time and most importantly the birthday girl loved it.

I enjoy having the girls parties there, but I do have one major complaint about the place. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE CLEAN ALL THE GAMES OFF!!! This place must be crawling with germs. The place is otherwise immaculate, EXCEPT THE GAMES! Now, I don't know about you, but the minute my first born came into this world I became a germaphobe. It is hard to have a good time when all you can think about is the unknown viruses and germs your kids are going to come home with.

But, I digress. Everything was going great and it was time for presents. This year anything Barbie was my daughter's top request. She got barbies, barbie clothes, barbie accessories and a flashlight. Yes, you read correctly a flashlight. Because every four year old wants a flashlight, right?

I guess if it came from anyone else I would think it was weird. But, it came from my Mom's fiancee. He is in his late 60's and gives the strangest gifts. Case in point, the gift he gave my husband this last Christmas. (it is some kind of wind mill thing)

I can't wait to see what I get for my birthday this year!!!


  1. A flashlight? That's a really weird gift for a four-year-old. I can't wait to read your post about your weird birthday gift now. Bwahahahahahaha.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  2. I would love to have your mom's fiancee in my family! My kids LOVE flashlights. My son is 7 and we got him his first one when we moved him into his big boy bed since he was so scared of the dark. I would go in after he fell asleep and turn it off. Now my 3 year old daughter has a princess one and loves it too!!

  3. Chuck E. Cheese makes me cringe for more than one reason. Oddly enough I don't hate their pizza.

    My kids love flashlights. Really. It's weird. Glad you had a nice celebration.

  4. Princess Nagger had her 6th birthday at Chuck E. Cheese - I'm hoping we don't have to do that again, it was chaos, crowded and like you said, the games seemed to be crawling with germs!

    The flashlight is too funny - sounds like something my dad would give as a gift. Maybe it has something to do with them being in their 60's. ;)

  5. My sister has 4 kids and one year for Christmas I sent them all flashlights with sirens and strobe lights on them. She said they had a blast, but she about went nuts. They were all running around in the dark with the sirens screaming and the lights flashing. It's going to be fun to have someone around that gives "creative" gifts. ;-)

  6. Glad she had fun on her birthday. Sounds like my Grandfather - he used to give weird little gifts like that too.

  7. Are you kidding me? A flashlight is an AWESOME gift for a 4 year old. It's perfect for night time adventures in the yard. (fully supervised, of course)

    It's also perfect for playing under the bed, in the closets, and other assorted dark places. Kids love playing with flashlights.

    Most of the flashlights in my house have lost their batteries to the ever changing imaginations of my two little ones.

  8. My kids (ages 2 & 4) are HUGE flashlight fans. It's one of the main reasons we have rechargeable batteries! They love to play investigator or detective and hunt for clues around the house with their flashlights.

    Oh, and my 4 year old has recently become afraid of the dark and will not go to bed without her trusty flashlight.

    So according to them, they'd think it was the PERFECT gift!

  9. Sorry, another pair of flashlight lovers here! They started playing torch chasey when they were still crawling and now own several each. Although we have some Princess and Winnie the Pooh lights, a big plain one is a bit strange for a 4 year old.

    I'm not a germaphobe at all - immune systems are strong, I figure it's just helping them along.


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