I purchased a tote and crayon roll as a gift for a little girl about to turn 3, sorry if this ruins the surprise Kath. Being the dear that she is, she included this super cute placemat and fabric markers with the tote. My little one had a blast decorating his placemat this morning, drawing a basketball, a nose with chuggas (you can guess what those are), the family, and a potty on it. It was exciting to watch him feel very proud of himself decorating what I thought was going to be a placemat. When he finished he informed me he would like it to be hung up with the curtain in the living room, pointing to the window and his work and saying, “Up, up, up!!!”. So now it’s on display for everyone, but most importantly it’s on display for him.
Thank you Melissa for the wonderful gift and for making good old fashioned things that help kids learn, grow and feel good about themselves (without flashing lights and a talking donkey)!