If you have a child interested in shapes and patterns, here's a great gift:
a) fifty wooden pieces
b) real brass tacks
c) a hammer
Had I taken leave of my senses? What can I say? It's an OT thing.
Mostly Kate was sure that if a single brass tack went AWOL, it would find its way into my father's foot. And, honestly, come April when my parents, the snowbirds now nesting in Florida, wind their way back to Michigan and pop into my sister's house, I will not be shocked to hear that dear old dad stepped on a brass tack that had bothered absolutely no one for months.
Risk factors aside, I highly recommend this one.