Tysen is two short weeks away from his second birthday, an important milestone in any young boys life. I've been trying to come up with a great gift idea, something that will hold his attention, but not take up a ton of space (such as a giant play kitchen which I would love to get for him). I snagged some good deals on some gently used toys in October at the JBF sale; he's already going to get a rocking horse and a shopping cart.
What I really want to get him is a fish; just something small and a simple bowl. I know he would love it, he loves animals and always wants to visit the fish when we're at the store. I also know that I would be the one to take on most of the responsibilities for a new fish. Sure, Tysen could help feed the fish and help clean out the bowl. But the majority of that would fall on me, for that reason the husband has already said he thinks it's not a good idea.
I think two is a good age for a pet, one that does not require a great deal of maintenance...And it would also help teach Tysen to be responsible for the care of something else.
Oh, decisions, decisions...