I can't remember whose day it is today, but I'm here & I've got a couple of things floating around my brain, so....
I've been sick for a week & a half now, but I'm starting to come out the other side, so excuse any incoherence, please.
Top gifts this Christmas were the scarves I crocheted (I ended up having to rush one in a day & a half for the hubby b/c he felt left out) and my mom's gifts to my sons -- there's this toy called the Perplexus. It's a clear acrylic sphere with this maze-y thing inside, and a little marble ball you're supposed to manipulate through the maze by twisting and manipulating the sphere. It's excellent for hand-eye coordination and spatial/motor skills, and it is frankly FRUSTRATING. But the two the boys have (the Original and the Epic) have kept all 8 people in the house over Christmas occupied for simply hours at a time.
Seriously. All 8 of us (me, hubby, 3 kids, my parents and my sister) were enthralled.
At one point, DinoBoy said "Oh My God I HATE this thing!"
Me: "OK. Can I have it?"
DB: "NO! It's MINE! It's just driving me CRAZY!"
Seriously, these things are AWESOME. Go find you one, and PLAY!