Hello! I am finding it very difficult to decide what presents to send to our twin granchildren (boy and a girl) who are having their fourth birthday next month and who live abroad and whose first language is not English. I would really appreciate suggestions from other gransnetters who live far away!
When I ask DS and DIL, I just get vague suggestions of 'anything' or 'they already have plenty of toys' which is NOT helpful! The other problem is that their home is a bit disorganised (my opinion of course) so that there is no identified 'play space', with little furniture that is child height and books are just put in a big box. I have suggested buying a child height table or bookcase but this just gets ignored! Most craft stuff and dressing up clothes are kept in the basement just to be taken out on special occasions so of course don't get used much. However the twins are very much loved and really happy, lively and bright children so I want to give them something they (and parent) will like and use! We visit as often as we can but it is not easy knowing what 4 year olds will really want. Bearing in mind that we have to buy 2 of everything and pay for postage, have other grans in this position any advice!?
Embarrassed - grandchild
Neglectful - neighbours
Unreasonable? - privacy