I’ve never been a particularly materialistic person. This is one character trait that I’m rather pleased my children seem to have inherited.
Neither of them ever really ask for things or want expensive toys or clothes. But Libby is getting to an age where little gifts can make her really happy.
On her birthday, she strangely only wanted my sister to buy her a present. She didn’t want anything from anybody else. And the only thing she asked my sister for was a colouring book.
Occasionally though, there is something that she really, really takes to. Minions, for example.
The girls don’t watch much television, but her first choice when she does watch some is the Despicable Me films. We’ll be off to the cinema soon to see the new one.
So when I told her she could have some Minions goodies from ASDA direct, she was pretty pleased.
We sat together and decided what she was going to have. First on her list was a duvet cover and pillow case.
We then had a look at everything else and after much deliberation, she went with slippers, a swimming bag, a beach towel, a top and some leggings.
I knew George at ASDA was good value, but our little haul of loveliness only came to £45 and I have to admit I was really surprised at the price.
And despite being fully aware of what she was having, Libby was just a little bit excited when it arrived.
Of course, she has already taken her bag and towel swimming and the bedspread remains firmly on her bed.
She’s had her outfit on constantly and has even been putting her slippers away when she’s not wearing them.
Incredibly, this has meant that they haven’t yet been chewed by Bubbles. A real achievement considering how much Bubbles loves slippers.
Please note that we were lucky enough to be given all these goodies in return for taking part in the #OneInAMinion campaign.
All words, opinions, minion loving toddlers and slipper eating puppies are my own.