My husband and I are at the point in our lives where we're done having kids of our own but not quite old enough for grandchildren. So when a younger couple that we're friends with had a baby last year, we were super excited. A baby to borrow!!
Now we love this baby! We love seeing pictures and videos of her trying to talk and trying to walk. So we decided to get them all a Christmas present with the sole purpose of trying to get some extra baby time. We bought them gift certificates for dinner and a movie in the hopes that we would get to babysit. Nice, right? But we couldn't forget about the baby, so look at what we bought her...
Here's the great thing about young, first-time parents... they totally trust those of us who have already made it through babyhood. They really believed we wanted them to feed their child like a hamster. They smiled (fakely) and thanked us for our most thoughtful gift. It was wonderful and heart-warming!
So how did it all end? Well, we let them think this was the real present for a good half hour, Then we said, "Go ahead, open it up, Let's see how it works. Let's see if the baby likes it!" Then, the fake smiles were replaced by sighs of relief when they saw the footie pajamas, toys, and gift certificates we had put inside the box. Now, we're just waiting to get in that babysitting time!