We must have the same mother! All the ideas I gave my mom, she kept saying, "Where's the wow factor in that?" Which is why she's sending a huge Playmobil pony ranch along with a bunch of other things (so she has "enough" things to open). When I finally drew the line, she started sending things that are not for her birthday. Sheesh!
So what are you getting Cole for his bday? We decided on instruments, a cash register, a few Playmobil sets and two games.
GOSH my kid is spoiled! And old! I seriously got teary the other day thinking she only has two more years at home before she starts kindergarten.