At Child Number Two's specific request:
A teeny, tiny Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey.
I presented it to her at lunchtime. She donned it immediately, and danced back to school, up-off-the-ground with happiness.
The question is: do I have to enlighten her that the Leafs are currently last in their division?
And furthermore: that last is not an unfamiliar place for them to be??
Better to give out only "age-appropriate" information, for as long as I can get away with it.
Because, as The Husband remarked when he got home from work this evening:
It's best to start when you're young and innocent, if you're going to be a die-hard Leafs fan. It's been 40 years since The Boys brought home a Stanley Cup, and at the rate they're going, it could be a good chunk of Child Number Two's lifetime before they manage to win another one...