We already have all of the usual first birthday gifts.
Play kitchen? Check.
Plastic push car? Got two parked in the garage.
Sand and water table? Currently ground zero for a malaria outbreak on my back patio!
What, then, would Rose really and truly enjoy if she could have anything in the world?
1. An iPhone. Rose spends most of the hours she's awake trying to steal my iPhone because apparently it's never too early for a girl to have a cell phone. I don't know who she's planning to call since she has all of one friend, and neither of them can speak, but that's beside the point. Girlfriend needs to stay up-to-date on all the current events so she knows what's going on when the other babies at the park are discussing Ben and Jen's divorce or Trump 2016.
3. Coins, screws, buttons, or earrings. Got a choking hazard sitting around? Throw that item in a box with a bow and watch Rose be overjoyed! Sister loves the taste of anything with the potential to block her airway, and she will be thrilled to eat whatever she finds between the cushions of your couch. Don't spend your pennies on a fancy gift, give them to Rose and enjoy her unbridled enthusiasm. Please come prepared with the knowledge of how to clear a choking child's airway.
4. Bras. Sure, puberty is (hopefully) about 11 years in the future, but that should never stop a girl from wanting a great piece of lingerie! Rose has already figured out that more expensive bras are better. She thinks that bras are one of the best things ever, especially when worn as a hat, or an eye patch, or used as a bowl for snacks. Because Cheddar Bunnies taste so much more delicious when presented in something purchased at La Petite Coquette.
I'm almost positive the one thing Noah wants for Rose's birthday is for her to go back from whence she came.