We went shopping at the dollar store for presents the other day. With my ideas, Cadence bought a present for Dad and Cooper and Cooper bought a present for Cadence. At this age, it is so easy to buy presents right in front of the kids without them noticing - as long as it's not too big. Next year will be a different story, I believe.
When we got home, we starting wrapping the presents. Wrapping turned into so much more! At first Cadenced enjoyed assisting we with taping the paper, but she quickly discovered the roll easily converts into a sword. She took the paper off the roll (since there wasn't much there) and starting fighting the tree and then turned to Cooper to slay him in his swing (which doesn't swing anymore because he reaches the side bars and stops himself.) The silver metallic-type wrapping paper she crinkled up and gave to Cooper to crinkle and use as a shield while she was bonking him with the sword.
When I told her to put the presents under the tree, she put them IN the tree. She found nice little branches towards the bottom and inserted the presents. It actually looks quite neat! Maybe that will be a new tradition - hiding presents IN the tree.
After I finished wrapping the rest of the presents by myself, she unrolled the rest of the other paper and had two sword with which to conquer the world. She has used them around the house for the past couple of days as her toys. I love how creative and easily entertained kids are!!! Thanks for the gift wrapping adventure Cadence!