Trending hashtags on Twitter is not something I pay particularly close attention to, but every once in a while, one catches my eye and I have to check it out.

When I first saw the hashtag #TerribleGiftsForA4YearOld, I was hooked.

Here are a few of my favorites…

Kids do like pop-up books though.



As a former middle school teacher, I would also not recommend a Sharpie for 12, 13 and 14-year olds.


Non-parents will never understand the stress and dread parents face when boarding a plane with young kids.



Especially if your child has access to post to Facebook on your behalf.


You know, he makes a good point.


I think I’ll just stick to giving out cardboard boxes as presents for kids turning four, it seems to be what they like most of all anyway.




Brian "Pete"
Brian "Pete"
Indianapolis Stay-at-Home Dad to three kids, ages nine, six and four. Blogger and monthly print columnist for Indy’s Child, Cincinnati Parent and Dayton Parent magazines. Fifth grade class spelling bee runner-up. Gold Award Winner at the Parenting Media Association Editorial and Design Awards for Best Blog/Blogger.

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